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Las Trabajadoras Group
In this Group: Maria Guadalupe, Elizabeth, Librada , Mariana, Lidia, Marco Antonio, Mireya, Jasmin, Bertha , Graciela, Mariela , Genaro German, Yolanda

Update on Las Trabajadoras Group

Guadalupe, 34, is married to Rosendo and they have four children. Lupita, as she’s affectionately called, is part of the “Las Trabajadoras” group and she says that she’s very happy because her businesses have improved little by little. She says that they named the group thus because all the group members are considered hardworking people who very much want to get ahead.

She has sold clothes for children and infants for a little more than six years now. She started the business because she wanted to help her husband with their children’s expenses and to have her own capital to cover any unexpected costs. She’s asking for a loan to continue stocking sheets, outfits for babies, diaper bags, socks, t-shirts, bibs, pants for babies and pants.

She sells her clothes outside various hospitals and people who know her go to her house to buy. Her goal is to set up a stand in her local street market. She says that right now she’s saving up to start buying the structure to build her stand.

The other 12 group members are: Elizabeth, Librada, Mariana, Lidia, Marco Antonio, Mireya, Jazmín, Bertha, Graciela, Mariela, Genaro and Yolanda. They will invest their loan in a grocery store, in ingredients to make tortillas and masa, in seasonal fruit and vegetables, in corn to resell, in a carpentry shop, to buy fabric to make tablecloths and in an Internet café.
View original language description ↓
Doña Guadalupe tiene 34 años de edad ella está casada con el señor Rosendo y tienen 4 hijos.
Lupita como de cariño le dicen es parte del grupo Las Trabajadoras y dice que está muy contenta por que poco a poco sus negocios han mejorado dice que le pusieron ese nombre al grupo por que todos los integrantes del grupo se consideran personas trabajadoras y con ganas de salir adelante.
Ella vende ropa de niño y bebé desde hace un poco mas de 6 años y que emprendió el negocio porque quería ayudarle a su esposo con los gastos de los niños y para tener su propio capital para cualquier imprevisto. Ella está pidiendo un crédito para seguir surtiendo como sabanitas, trajecitos para bebes, pañaleros, calcetitas, playeras, baberos pantalones para bebes y pants.
Ella ofrece su ropita afuera de diferentes hospitales y personas que ya la conocen van hasta su casa a comprarle, su meta es poner un puesto en el tianguis de su localidad, dice que ahorita está ahorrando para ir comprando el armazón para hacer un puesto. Los otros 12 integrantes del grupo se llaman Elizabeth, Librada, Mariana, Lidia, Marco Antonio, Mireya, Jasmin, Bertha, Graciela, Mariela, Genaro y Yolanda ellos invertirán su crédito en una tienda de abarrotes, insumos para hacer tortillas y masa, frutas y verduras de temporada, para invertirlo en maíz para después venderlo, en una carpintería, para la compra de material para hacer manteles y en un café internet.

Previous Loan Details

This village bank is called "Las Trabajadoras" - "the working women" - because the members of the group consider themselves a hard-working group of women. The village banks are groups of 10 or more people who, together, hold a bank account and have to meet weekly or fortnightly to make their repa... More from Las Trabajadoras Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,060,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Trabajadoras Group's $6,550 loan helped a member to buy infant clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2012
Mar 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012