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Los Arbolitos Group
In this Group: Angela , Magdalena , Maximino , Maura , Ignacia, Maria Leonely, Placida
The group "Los Arbolitos" (the little trees) is made up of six women and one man. The group is located in the community of Tres Estrellas (three stars). It is a community very far from town. It is a place where transportation is very scarce and, in general, people are dedicated to farming. The name of the group was chosen since one member of the group had planted some small trees where they meet and so this is how they named the group. This time the members have requested the loan to invest in their activities like, for example, Angela will invest in embroidery, Maria Leonely, Placida and Ignacia will buy sheep, Maximino will invest in a grocery store and Magdalena will invest in perfumes. All are very thankful for the loan granted since it will all them to buy all that they lack.

Maura, who is the representative of the group, tells us that she is 47 years old. She has been married for 29 years to Federico who works with her although they have two children who depend on them and who are students, one in elementary school and the other in secondary school. Maura is dedicated to embroidery such as napkins, tablecloths, relgious embroidery, decorations for tables and other furniture. "Since I was a girl, I learned since my mother taught me to embroider but also I liked it a lot since the finished product was very beautiful". This time she has requested the loan to buy thread in different colors, plaid fabric, and needles. The greatest difficulty that Maura faces is selling her embroidery since almost all the women in her community embroider and they do not buy like they did before. But this does not deter her from continuing to make her product since she also shows them on tables for parties like this time when we visit her she was very happy since the son was getting married. One of Maura's goals is to buy sheep and improve her house. When she sells, her earnings are beneficial to buy what she lacks at home and to pay the bills. In general, the whole group is very thankful to FRAC and Kiva for the loan granted.
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El grupo “Los Arbolitos” está conformado por 6 mujeres y un hombre el grupo está ubicado en la comunidad de Tres Estrellas es una comunidad muy alejada del municipio es un lugar donde el transporte está muy escaso y por lo general la gente se dedica a la agricultura, el nombre del grupo lo eligieron ya que un integrante del grupo donde se reunían habia sembrado unos arbolitos pequeños y así fue como le pusieron al grupo. Esta vez los integrantes han solicitado el crédito para invertir en sus actividades como por ejemplo: doña Ángela invertirá en bordados, María Leonely, Placida e Ignacia comprara borregos, Maximino invertirá en tienda de abarrotes, y doña Magdalena invertirá en perfumes, todos están muy agradecidos por el crédito otorgado ya que podrán compra todo lo que les haga falta, Doña Maura quien es la representante del grupo nos cuenta que tiene 47 años de edad está casada desde hace 29 años con el señor Federico, quien trabaja en la obra juntos aun tiene dos niños que dependen de ellos quienes estudian uno en la primaria y otro en la secundaria, doña Maura se dedica a la elaboración de bordados como servilletas, manteles, bordados para santitos, decoraciones para mesas y otros muebles, “Desde niña aprendí ya que mi mamá me enseño a bordar pero también me gusto mucho ya que terminados se veían muy bonitos", esta vez ha solicitado el crédito para comprar hilos de distintos colores, tela cuadrille y agujas, la dificultad más grande que presenta doña Maura es la venta de sus bordados ya que casi en toda la comunidad las señoras hacen sus bordados y no ya no compran como antes pero esta no la detiene para seguir hacen ya que también los exhibe en las mesas de una fiesta como esta vez que la visitamos estaba muy contenta ya que su hijo se casaba, una de las metas de doña Maura es comprar borregos, y mejorar su vivienda cuando ella vende sus ganancias le han beneficiado para comprar lo que le hace falta en casa y para gastos del hogar, en general todo el grupo está muy agradecido, con FRAC y KIVA por el crédito otorgado.

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
  • 15
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Arbolitos Group's $3,350 loan helped a member to buy thread, plaid fabric, needles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2012
Listed
May 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 28, 2012