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La Union (Flat) Group
In this Group: Anabel , Daniel *, Concepcion , Florian , Alejandra, Florencia , Odali , Silvia
* not pictured
The Union is the name of a group made up of 8 happy, friendly, hardworking people. Each one of them has a job to get their family ahead and to make each day of their lives better. They live in an area of sugarcane production and the majority of their husbands make a living chopping cane during harvest (when the sugar mills are in a production period.)

Alejandra is one of the members of the group. She is 37 years old and studied until middle school. She is married to Dionicio and has two children that attend school in her community.

Alejandra says that more than 15 years ago she began selling a little of everything to help her husband with household expenses, but several years ago she began selling hamburgers and hot dogs on weekends in the park of a nearby community. She says that thanks to God she sells quite a few and with the passing of time has made many customers who like her food a lot. What helps her the most is that the church is at the front of the park, and after mass people like to spend money.

She has been very happy because her business is getting bigger and this will help her be able to give her family the best quality of life.

She will put this loan towards the purchase of meat, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, bread and drinks.

She told us that in the future she would like to invest in a few tables and chairs to give the best service to her customers.

The other members of the group are:
Florina Manualidades
Alejandra: Hot dog and hamburger sales
Odali: Cosmetic sales
Silvia: Mexican antiques sales
Concepcion: Cosmetic sales
Florencia: Catalogue sales
Anabel: Catalogue sales
Daniel: Mechanic workshop

Note: Daniel isn't in the photo but his wife is.
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La Union es el nombre de un grupo integrado por 8 personas alegres, amables y trabajadoras, cada una de ellas realiza una actividad economica para sacar adelante a su familia y tener cada dia una mejor vida, ellos viven en una zona cañera y la mayoria de los esposos se dedican al corte de caña en tiempo de zafra(cuando el ingenio azucarero esta en tiempo de producion).

La señora alejandra es uno de los miembros del grupo, ella tiene la edad 37 años, estudio hasta la secundaria y esata casada con el señor Dionicio, ella tiene dos hijos que asisten a la escuela en su comunidad.

Doña Alejandra platica que desde hace mas de 15 años inicio a trabajar vendiendo de todo un poco para poder ayudar a su esposo con los gastos de su hogar, pero hace algunos años inicio a vender hamburgesas y hot-dog los fines de semana en el parque de una comunidad cercana, ella dice que gracias a Dios vende bastante y con el paso del tiempo ha hecho muchos clientes a los cuales les gusta mucho su comida, lo que mas le ayuda es que frente al parque esta la iglesia y al terminar la misa la gente le hace el gasto, ella se encuentra muy contenta porque su negocio esta progresando y esto le ayudara a poder dar mejor calidad de vida a su familia.
ella invertira este credito en la compra de carne, lechuga, tomate, chiles, cebolla, pan y refrescos.
Ella nos dice que a futuro le gustria invertir en algunas mesas y sillas para brindar un mejor servicio a sus clientes.

Los demas integrantes del grupo son:
florina manualidades
Alejandra venta de hot-dog y hamburguesas
Odali venta de cosmeticos
Silvia Venta de Antijitos Mexicanos
Concepcion venta de cosmeticos
Florencia venta de catalago
Anabel venta de catalago
Daniel taller mecanico

NOta: Daniel no aparece en la foto pero sale su esposa

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Union (Flat) Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy meat, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, bread and drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 16, 2012
Listed
Jan 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2012