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Gardelias Del Sur Group
In this Group: Lidia, Marta, Josefina, Maria , Benita , Guadalupe *, Elizabeth, Lizeth, Delia, Maria Elena
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Update on Gardelias Del Sur Group

María Elena, 29, is married and has three children in school, Carlos and Alexis in elementary school and Kenia in secondary school. Her husband Gregorio, 29, is a farmworker. She works selling rice tamales, a job she has had for approximately a year.

She will invest the loan in the business. She will buy the supplies she uses for the tamales, which are rice, oil, chilis, and leaves to wrap the tamales.

She sells her tamales there in her town. María Elena would like her business to grow more because she says it is of great use in her family as a source of income.

María Elena belongs to Gardelias del Sur Group, which is made up of the following hardworking women: Lidia, Josefina, Benita, Elizabeth, Delia, Marta, María, Guadalupe, and Lizeth. They all work in commercial activities such as selling food, bread, groceries, atole [a corn drink], etc.
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Maria Elena cuenta con 29 años de edad es casada tiene 3 hijos los cuales están estudiando Carlos y Alexis están estudiando la primaria, Kenia la secundaria, su esposo se llama Gregorio tiene 29 años de edad es campesino.

Ella se dedica al comercio vende tamales de arroz tiene aproximadamente un años con el negocio el préstamo lo invertirá en el negocio comprará los insumos que utiliza para los tamales como son arroz, aceite, chile, hojas para envolverlos ella vende sus tamales ahí en su pueblo, a doña Maria Elena le gustaría que su negocio creciera mas ya que dice que es de gran utilidad en su familia es una fuente de ingresos.

Maria Elena pertenece al grupo las gardenias del sur el cual esta integrado por puras mujeres trabajadoras a continuación serán mencionadas: Lidia, Josefina, Benita, Elizabeth, Delia, Marta, Maria, Guadalupe, Lizeth, todas realizan actividades comerciales como son: venta de comida, pan, abarrotes, atole, etc.

Previous Loan Details

Lidia is 37 years old, married with 3 children who still study. Luis is in high school, Gerardo is in elementary, and Angelín is in preschool. She has a business selling food from her home. Her loan was for the purchase of supplies used for preparing meals such as meat, chilies, tomatoes, onions,... More from Gardelias Del Sur Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,122,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gardelias Del Sur Group's $2,475 loan helped a member to buy the supplies to make tamales, such as rice, oil, chilis, and leaves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2011
Jan 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012