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Union Y Amistad Group
In this Group: Lidia, Ofelia, Marisol, Fabian, Gilberta, Sandra, Juan Carlos
Gilberta is 54 years old and is a hard-working woman. Her job is very unusual, as she has been a midwife for more than 18 years. She says that she learned on her own and little by little perfected her techniques. She is recognized by Mexico's social welfare institute, which has given training to provide a better service in her community. Gilberta says that every year many women come to her for her midwife service and to keep track of their pregnancies. She says that through this work she is proud to bring children into the world. She plans to buy bandages, cotton, gauze, alcohol, pain medicines, surgical soap and other items. She says that this loan will help her out a lot because she will have the necessary materials to provide a good service to her community. Gilberta's goal is to keep helping her community and to have a special birthing room that she would like to equip with ultrasounds so the women can see how their babies are coming along. The other six members of the group are Lidia, Ofelia, Marisol, Fabián, Sandra and Juan Carlos. They plan to use the loan to purchase supplies for a cooperative school, to purchase sheep and food for the animals, to purchase clothing for women and young girls, to purchase supplies to cultivate peach and avocado, and to sell fruits and legumes.
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Gilberta tiene 54 años de edad, ella es una mujer trabajadora y su trabajo es muy inusual ella es partera desde hace más de 18 años, dice que aprendió sola y poco a poco a perfeccionado sus técnicas, ella es reconocida por el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social de México ya que ellos le han dado capacitaciones para dar un mejor servicio en su comunidad, ella dice que cada año van muchas mujeres a que les dé el servicio de partera y a darle seguimiento a su embarazo. Dice que es un trabajo que la enorgullece el traer niños al mundo, ella comprara vendas, algodón, gasas, alcohol, medicamentos para el dolor, jabon quirurjico y más.
Platica que el crédito le servirá de mucho por que tendrá el material necesario para dar un buen servicio a su comunidad. La meta que tiene Gilberta es seguir ayudando a su comunidad y hacer un cuarto especial para los partos ella quisiera tener un equipo para hacer ultrasonidos y vean las mujeres como vienen sus niños. Los otros seis integrantes del grupo se llaman Lidia, Ofelia, Marisol, Fabián, Sandra y Juan Carlos ellos invertirán sus créditos en artículos para surtir en una cooperativa escolar, en la compra de borregos y alimento para estos, en compra de ropa para damas y niñas, insumos para cultivo de durazno y aguacate y venta de frutas y legumbres.

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
  • 47
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,991,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Union Y Amistad Group's $4,125 loan helped a member to purchase materials for child births like bandages, cotton, gauze, alcohol, pain medicine, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2012
May 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012