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La Guadalupana Group
In this Group: Elvira , Bernarda, Rosa Elvira , Rodolfa *, Adela , Yessenia , Nicolasa , Maclovia
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Update on La Guadalupana Group

“La Guadalupana” is a group composed of 8 enterprising women. Adela sells fast-food, Nicolasa meat, Elvira raises pigs, Rosa Elvira sells fast-food, Bernarda sells groceries, Rodolfa sells crafts, Yessenia sells clothes and Maclovia sells fast-food. This group is located in a sugar producing region.

Nicolasa, 43, studied up to third year of secondary school. She’s married to Amado who is a musician. The couple has three children who attend school. She tells us that three years ago she decided to start working to help her husband with household expenses.

She started out selling chili-seasoned meat and longaniza [sausage] a little more than ten years ago and cosmetics four years ago. She sells house to house offering her meat and showing her catalogues to take orders. She tells us that even though it is work that requires a lot of walking, she likes it because she gets to meet more people and acquire more customers.

She needs the loan to buy catalogues, lipstick, perfume, deodorant, eye liner, liquid make-up, nail polish, meat and a variety of chilies. Nicolasa hopes that with this investment her business will prosper because she wants to give her children a better quality of life.
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La Guadalupana es un grupo integrdo por 8 mujeres emprenderoras: Adela vende antojitos; Nicolasa, carne; Elvira se dedica a la cría de cerdos; Rosa Elvira, a la venta de antojitos; Bernarda, a la venta de abarrotes; Rodolfa, a la venta de manualidades; Yessenia, a la venta de ropa y Maclovia, a la venta de antojitos. Este grupo está ubicado en una región productora de azúcar.

La señora Nicolasa tiene la edad de 43 años, estudió hasta el tercer año de secundaria; está casada con el señor Amado quien es músico. La pareja tiene 3 hijos los cuales asisten a la escuela. Ella nos comenta que desde hace 3 años decidió iniciar a trabajar para porder apoyar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar. Inició vendiendo carne enchilada y longniza hace un poco más de 10 años y cosméticos hace cuatro años, sus ventas las realiza casa por casa ofreciendo su carne y mostrando su catálagos para levantar pedidos. Ella nos dice que aunque es un trabajo donde se debe caminar mucho, le gusta, ya que tiene la oportunidad de conocer más personas y hacer más clientes. Ella necesita este crédito para la compra de catálogos, lápiz labial, perfumes, desodorantes, delineador, maquillaje líquido, esmalte, carne y variedad de chiles. Doña Nicolasa espera que con esta inversión su negocio pospere pues desea darle a sus hijos una mejor calidad de vida.

Previous Loan Details

Adela is a member of a group called 'La Guadalupana'. This group has ten members who are all tenacious, hard-working and kind women. Each of the women has her own business activity. Adela is 49 years old and studied up to the third year of elementary school. She is married to Erasmo who is ... More from La Guadalupana Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,058,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Guadalupana Group's $2,425 loan helped a member to buy cosmetics, meat and chilies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
Jun 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012