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El Charquito Group
In this Group: Teodora , Edith , Adelina , Catalina , Rosa , Virginia , Hortencia , Angela Rutila , Antonia , Argelia , Ana Maria , Dominoza , Teodora Maria *, Evodia
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Señora Edith is 36. She belongs to a town called El Charquito in a nice place where there is a beautiful river where people go swimming and spend nice weekends with their families. Doña Edith tells us that she is proud of the community where she lives, and her compatriots are hard-working and honest people that are dedicated to various economic activities.

Doña Edi, as her group members call her, sells food like: chicken soup, beef and vegetable soup, soft tacos with cured meat, enchilada meat, intestines, and cheese and chicken empanadas. She also sells soft drinks, Sabrita-brand snacks, and yogurt.

She is happily married to señor Antonio, a hard-working and honest man who works in the field harvesting corn. She has four children: Everardo, Karen Arlet, Yamilet, and Ingrid Yaret. They are the reason she gets up every day with strength to work and improve herself so her children will be proud of their mother.

She told us one of her best experiences with her business: "Two years ago, I only sold tacos made with intestines or cured meat. I decided to approach the Fundación to receive a loan." Thanks to the loan, she bought more meat and vegetables and some tables to work more. She also decided to sell cured meat, and with time, she started selling lunches, meals, and dinners. With what she earned, she bought juices, soft drinks, Sabrita-brand snacks, yogurt, vegetables, hot peppers, meat, and a large refrigerator. She finally remodeled her business so that it was bigger and to call attention to it so people would want to sit down to eat in a clean place with very delicious food and hand-made tortillas.

What most fills Doña Edith with happiness is knowing that with the support of the Fundación, she has been able to grow her business and improve the life of her children so that as time passes, they will have the resources they need to fulfill their dreams.

Doña Edith used her loan to buy more ingredients to make food like: green chilis, dried chilis, onions, vegetables, beef, chicken, cheeses, and more soft drinks to sell.

She tells us that she is happy for everything that has been given to her like becoming familiar with the Fundación, which is like her family because it helped her make her dreams a reality, which was to have her own taco business.

The other members of the group are:

Teodora - who sells chickens
Adelina - who sells tacos
Catalina - who sells clothing
Rosa - who sells clothing
Virginia - who sells clothing
Hortensia - who sells Mexican comfort food
Ángela Rutila - who sells raw matierals
Antonia - who sells clothing
Argelia –who sells clothing
Ana Maria - who sells tacos
Dominoza - who sells Mexican comfort food
Teodora Marina - who sells bread
Evodía - who sells chickens

They are thankful to the Funcación for the support it has given them so they can grow their businesses and improve their lives and so their community will have more businesses.
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La señora Edith tiene treinta y seis años de edad, ella pertenece a una localidad llamada El charquito un lugar bonito donde hay un rió hermoso donde las personas van a bañarse y pasar un lindo fin de semana con su familia.
Doña Edith nos cuenta que esta orgullosa de la comunidad donde vive y de sus paisanos ya que son personas trabajadoras y honestas que se dedican a diversas actividades económicas.
Doña Edi como mejor la conocen sus compañeras de grupo se dedica a la venta de comida como son: caldos de pollo, caldo de res con verduras, tacos blanditos de cecina, carne enchilada, tripa, empanadas de pollo y quesillo y a la venta de refrescos, sabritas y yogurt.
Esta felizmente casada con el señor Antonio un señor trabajador y honesto que se dedica al trabajo de campo como es la siembra de maíz.
Tiene la cantidad de cuatro hijos Everardo, Karen Arlet, Yamilet e Ingrid Yaret ellos son el motivo por el cual cada día se levanta con fuerzas para trabajar y superarse para que sus hijos estén orgullosos de su madre.
Ella nos cuenta una de las experiencias mas lindas de su negocio: "hace dos años solamente vendía tacos de tripa y de cecina y decidí acudir a Fundación para recibir un préstamo", gracias al préstamo compró mas carnes y verduras y unas mesas y así trabajar mas tiempo ya que también decidió vender cenas y con el paso del tiempo decidió vender almuerzos, comidas y cenas, y con sus ganancias comprar jugos, refrescos y sabritas, yogurt y verduras chile carne y un refrigerador grande, y al final remodelo su negocio para que estuviera mas amplio y llame la atención y den ganas de sentarse a comer en lugar limpio con una comida bien sabrosa y con tortillas ellas a manos.
Lo que mas la llena de alegría a Doña Edith es saber que con el apoyo de fundacion ha podido hacer crecer su negocio y mejorar la vida de sus hijos para que con el paso del tiempo puedan tenerlos recursos para cumplir sus sueños.
Doña Edith Utilizo su préstamo para la compra de más ingredientes para la elaboraron de comida como es: chiles verdes, chiles secos, cebolla, verduras, carne de res, carne de pollo, quesos y más refrescos para la venta.
Ella nos dice que esta contenta por todo lo que le ha dado como haber conocido a fundacion ya que es como su familia por que le ayudo a ser realidad sus sueños que es tener su taqueria.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Teodora-quien se dedica a la venta de pollos.
Adelina- se dedica a la venta de tacos.
Catalina-quien se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Rosa-quien se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Virginia- quien se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Hortensia-quien se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Ángela Rutila -quien se dedica a la venta de materias primas.
Antonia-quien se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Argelia –quien se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Ana Maria-quien se dedica a la venta de tacos.
Dominoza-quien se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Teodora Marina -quien se dedica a la venta de pan.
Evodía-quien se dedica a la venta de pollo.
Le dan las gracias a fundacion por el apoyo que les ha dado para que puedan hacer crecer su negocio y mejorar sus vidas y su comunidad tenga mas comercios.

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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,308,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Charquito Group's $5,925 loan helped a member to buy ingredients to make food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 5, 2012
Listed
Mar 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2012