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Costa Brava Group
In this Group: Maideli Sofia , Clemencia , Martina , Evarista Flora , Josefa Rufa , Ricardo Sixto , Luis Javier
This group is called the ‘Rough Shore’ it is made up of seven hardworking people originally from the city of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca where the majority of the indigenous people speak the Mixteco language.

One of the members of this group is Mrs. Clemencia, she is 58 years old and is characterized for being a hardworking and humble woman. She sells Mexican treats during the night as well as refreshments, fresh and roasted fish. She has had her business for some twenty years and what she enjoys most is making her tortillas by hand. Mrs. Clemencia says that she began her business selling atoles (a corn starch drink), tamales and fresh juice in her home and later decided to sell Mexican treats with refreshments. She says that as time passed and her earnings increased she bought natural medicines to sell to her neighbors, family and friends. Mrs. Clemencia says that with the help from Vision Fund she will be able to buy more natural medicines to sell. She is grateful to Kiva and Vision Fund for helping the Mixteca people.

The other members of the group are:

Maideli Sofia- sells clothing.
Martina- sells refreshments.
Evarista Flora- sells refreshments.
Josefa Rufa- sells clothing.
Ricardo Sixto- is a carpenter.
Luis Javier- sells fish.

All the members of the group are grateful to the institution for helping indigenous people.

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Este grupo se llama Costa Brava esta conformado y esta conformado por siete personas trabajadoras, originarias de la ciudad de Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca donde la mayoría de las personas gente indígena que habla en idioma mixteco.

Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Clemencia de cincuenta y ocho años de edad, se caracteriza por ser una señora trabajadora y humilde, que se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos en las noches, venta de refrescos y pescados frescos y asados. Dice que lleva con su negocio veinte años y lo que mas le gusta es hacer sus tortillas a mano. Cuenta que inició vendiendo atoles, tamales y aguas frescas en su casa y posteriormente decidió vender antojitos mexicanos con refrescos. Dice que con el paso del tiempo y con sus ganancias también compró productos naturistas para venderlos con sus vecinas, familiares y amigos. Doña Clemencia dice que con la ayuda de Vision Fund va a comprar más productos naturistas para la venta. Clemencia le da las gracias a Kiva y Vison Fund por ayudar a la gente mixteca.

Las otras integrantes del grupo son
Maideli Sofia- se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Martina- se dedica a la venta de refrescos.
Evarista Flora- se dedica a la venta de refrescos.
Josefa Rufa- se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Ricardo Sixto- se dedica a la venta de carpintería.
Luis Javier- se dedica a la venta de pescado.

Todos ellos también agraceden a la institución por ayudar a la gente indígena.

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
  • 27
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,067,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Costa Brava Group's $3,950 loan helped a member buy natural products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2012
May 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012