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Grupo Los Globos Group
In this Group: Lázara , Azucena , Alejandro , Sonia , Israel , Dolores , Irene , Juan Carlos, Perfecta
The “Los Globos” (The Balloons) group is composed of nine persons: Lázara who sells Mexican fast-food snacks, Azucena who sells groceries, Alejandro who has a barber shop, Sonia who sells perfumery, Israel who works in construction, Dolores who sells tortillas, Irene who sells pocketbooks, Juan Carlos who sells clothes and Perfecta who also sells clothes. The group is located in the community of Vicente where people work growing sugarcane for sugar production.

Azucena, 35, completed high-school. She’s married to José Luis who is a laborer. They have two children, one attending secondary school and one in elementary school. Azucena tells us that she’s always liked to work and started out selling perfumery and shoes via catalogue house to house among her friends in the community. She also tells us that although she sold via catalogue she’d always had the dream of having her own little grocery store at home and with much effort a few years ago succeeded in opening it. She hopes that her business will grow day to day and wants to give her family a better quality of life and to help her husband with household expenses.

She tells us that even though she already has her little grocery store she continues selling her perfume and shoes in the evenings to have additional income coming into the home. She needs this loan to buy powdered detergent, beans, rice, cookies, soft-drinks, chlorine bleach, candy, juice, Sabritas (potato chips and snacks) and canned goods to then sell.

Azucena hopes with this loan that her business will be able to grow and that day to day she’ll have more customers. She is very grateful to the Fundación for the trust they’ve placed in her.
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El "Grupo Los Globos" está integrado por 9 personas: Lázara que vende antojitos mexicanos, Azucena venta de abarrotes, Alejandro tiene una peluquería, Sonia venta de perfumería, Israel albañilería, Dolores venta de tortillas, Irene venta de bolsas de mano, Juan Carlos venta de ropa y Perfecta venta de ropa también. Este grupo se encuentra ubicado en la comunidad de Vicente donde la gente se dedica a la siembra y cultivo de caña para la producción de azúcar.

La señora Azucena tiene la edad de 35 años de edad, estudio la preparatoria, se encuentra casada con el señor José Luis que tiene la ocupación de obrero, ellos tiene 2 hijos, uno asiste a la secundaria y otro a la primaria. Doña Azucena nos dice que siempre le ha gustado trabajar, ella inicio vendiendo perfumería y zapatos por catálogo casa por casa con sus amigos de la comunidad, también nos dice que aunque vendía por catálogo siempre había tenido la ilusión de tener una pequeña tienda de abarrotes y con mucho esfuerzo hace un años abrió un tiendita de abarrotes en su hogar. Ella espera que su negocio crezca día a día ya que quiere darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia y apoyar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar. Ella nos dice que aunque ya tiene su tiendita de abarrotes sigue vendiendo por las tardes sus perfumes y zapatos para tener más entradas de dinero en su hogar, Ella necesita este crédito para la compra de jabón en polvo, frijoles, arroz, galletas, refrescos, cloro, dulces, jugos, Sabritas (papas fritas y botanas) y productos enlatados para posteriormente venderlos. Doña Azucena espera que con este crédito su negocio pueda crecer y que día a día pueda tener más clientes, ella se encuentra muy agradecida con la fundación por la confianza que han puesto en ella.

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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,125,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Grupo Los Globos Group's $5,600 loan helped a member to buy merchandise to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 16, 2012
Listed
Jun 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012