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Las Estrellitas Group
In this Group: Irma, Matilde Alicia, Flor De Maria, Maria Jesus, Martha Viney

Update on Las Estrellitas Group

The group known as "Las Estrellitas" is made up of 5 women who all live in a neighborhood called Colosio and run different businesses.

The interviewee was Maria Jesus. She is 31, married to Jose Omar, and they have three children who are in preschool and elementary school. This is her first time as a member of the group, and she is asking for a loan to buy ingredients to make meals to sell at the high school where she has been working for two years. She says that it's going well because with her work she has made more money for their household. She was inspired to to this work to support her husband with their income and give her family the things that they need so that they can keep moving forward for as long as God gives them life.

What she wants most is to keep working so that she can expand her business a little, because right now where she sells is sort of informal.

The group members are: Irma, who will buy agricultural products like ground coffee, tascalate [a chocolate drink blend] and animal feed made of rice bran; Matilde will invest in dishes for resale; Flor de Maria will buy chicken feed; and Martha will purchase ingredients to make meals.
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El grupo se llama las estrellitas y se integra de cinco señora quien cada una se dedica a su respectiva actividad y vive en un barrio llamado Colosio.

Quien se le tomo la entrevista se llama María Jesús tiene treinta y un años de edad, vive en unión libre con el señor José Omar con quien procreo tres hijo que aun están a su responsabilidad y estudian en preescolar y primaria.

Ella es la primera vez que se integra en el grupo y solicito el préstamo para invertirlo en la compra de ingredientes para la elaboración de comidas para vender en la secundaria en donde lleva trabajando dos años en la que comenta que le va bien ya que con ella a logrado genera más ingresos en su hogar.

Se inspiro en esta actividad para apoyara a su esposo con sus ingresos y así darle lo mas necesario a su familia y logren seguir adelante mientras dios les preste vida.

Lo que desea es que en esta actividad ella siga trabajado para así agrandar un poco mas su negocio ya que en donde vende está un poco informal.

Las personas que integran en el grupo son: la señora Irma , quien invertirá e préstamo en la compra de productos agrícolas, como café molido , tascalate, y polvillo , Matilde invertirá el préstamo en la compra y venta de trastes, Flor de María invertirá el préstamo en la compra de alimentos para la crianza de pollos de rancho y la señora Martha invertirá en la compra de ingredientes para la elaboración de comidas.

Previous Loan Details

Martha lives in a beautiful town. She is single and wants to succeed in her business. Martha is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of clothing for women, men, girls, and boys so that she can sell these items in the neighboring communities close to where she lives. She has been in busi... More from Las Estrellitas Group's previous loan »

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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 58
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Estrellitas Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy ingredients for preparing meals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
May 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 28, 2012