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Agua De La Caña Group
In this Group: Inocencia , Alicia , Porfiria, Yolanda, Teresa, Andrea, Margarita, Dolores , Maribel, Adriana Elizabeth, Lizbeth Areli*, Adelfa, Maria Elena
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This group is called “Agua de Caña” (Sugarcane Water) and it’s composed of three humble, cheerful, very hardworking women who want to improve their lives and give their children a better future. The members of this group are from a town called Agua de Caña. Just before arriving at Agua de Caña there is a river that belongs to Pinotepa called Río de Arena that’s closer to the community of Agua de Caña than it is to Pinotepa. The town of Agua de Caña is very small but it’s quite beautiful because there are many green trees, much water and very large trees called “parotas;” it’s very cool and there are many animals like pigs, dogs and little goats. One of Agua de Caña’s traditions is the “Mayordomías” [series of religious festivities] and the town’s festival that take place each May 3rd.

One of the group members is Porfiria, a very kind and cheerful, 49-year-old woman. Porfiria has been selling perfume for five years and she tells us that what she likes best about her business is going out to sell house to house and chatting with her customers because while she’s chatting away with one and another, they buy perfume.

What she doesn’t like about her business is that some of her customers take their time to pay her and this makes her sad because she can’t earn her profits. One of her challenges is that sometimes she does not have money to invest in the purchase of more merchandise that she sometimes runs out of quickly.

One of her dreams is to have a perfume shop in her community so that when her customers come by to buy they will feel comfortable and will be able to choose their perfumes.

Porfiria is a widow and has five children who are married and are called: Daniel, Nayeli, Andrea, Yomara and Andrés.

Porfiria requested the loan to buy more perfumes to sell at retail. She thanks the Fundación for the opportunities it’s given to improve their lives and have their own businesses.

The other group members are:

Inocencia- sells shoes
Alicia- sells chickens
Yolanda- sells traditional Mexican fast-food snacks
Teresa- sells traditional Mexican fast-food snacks
Andrea- sells fruit and vegetables
Margarita- catalogue sales
Dolores- carpentry and furniture sales
Maribel- clothes sales
Adriana- sells traditional Mexican fast-food snacks
Lizbeth- meat sales
Adelfa- grocery sales
Maria Elena- sells traditional Mexican fast-food snacks

They thank the Fundación for helping people who don’t have resources to start businesses and a better life.
View original language description ↓
Este grupo se llama Agua de la caña esta conformado por trece mujeres humildes, alegres y trabajadoras con deseos de mejorar su vida y darles un mejor futuro a sus hijos.
Las integrantes de este grupo son originarias de un pueblo llama Agua de la caña antes de llegar a agua de la caña esta un rió que pertenece a pinotepa se llama rió de la arena esta mas cerca de la comunidad de agua de la caña que de pinotepa.
El pueblo de agua de la caña es muy pequeño pero es muy lindo ya que hay muchos árboles verdes, mucho agua, árboles muy grandes a los que ellos le llaman parotas, es muy fresco hay muchos animales como marranos, perros y chivitos.
Una de las tradiciones de agua de la caña son: las mayordomías y la fiesta del pueblo que se celebran cada tres de mayo.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Porfirio una señora amable y alegre de cuarenta y nueve años de edad.
Doña Porfiria se dedica a la venta de perfumes desde hace cinco años ella nos cuenta que lo que mas le gusta de su negocio es salir a vender de casa en casa y platicar con sus clientas para que entre platica i platica le compren sus perfumes.
Lo que no le gusta de su negocio es que algunas de sus clientas se atrasan en pagarle y eso hace sentir triste por que no puede adquirir sus ganancias.
Uno de los restos de doña Porfirio es que en ocasiones no tiene dinero para invertir y comprar más mercancía ya que en ocasiones rápido se le termina.
Uno de sus sueños es tener una perfumería en su comunidad para que cuando sus clientas le vayan a comprar se sientan a gusto y puedan elegir sus perfumes.
Doña Porfirio es viuda y tiene la cantidad de cinco hijos quienes ya están casados se llaman Daniel, Nayeli, Andrea, Yomara y Andrés.
Doña Porfirio pidió el préstamo para la compra de más perfumes para la venta por menudeo.
Le da las gracias a fundacion por las oportunidades que les ha dado para que sus vidas mejoren y así puedan poder tener su propio negocio.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Inocencia- quien se dedica a la venta de calzado.
Alicia- se dedica a la venta de pollos.
Yolanda- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Teresa- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Andrea- se dedica a la venta de frutas y legumbres.
Margarita- se dedica a la venta de catalogo.
Dolores- se dedica servicio de carpintería venta muebles.
Maribel- se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Adriana- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Lizbeth- se dedica a la venta de carne.
Adelfa- se dedica a la venta de mercancía de abarrotes.
Maria Elena- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Le dan las gracias a fundacion por ayudar a las personas de no tiene recursos para iniciar un negocio y una mejor vida.

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
  • 88
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  • $19,637,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Agua De La Caña Group's $6,975 loan helped a member to buy perfume to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 27, 2012