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Las Ardillas Group
In this Group: Martina , Maricela , Paz Daniela*, Candida Blanca , Marisol , Xochilt Guillermina , María Antonia , Patricia , María Elena , Abith
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This group is called 'Las Ardillas' (The Squirrels). It is made up of ten hard-working women who were born in the town of Pinotepa Nacional, in Oaxaca, better known as 'the land of opportunity'.

One of the members of this group is Xochilt Guillermina, better known as Xochilt (which means 'flower' in Nahuatl). Xochilt is 38 years old and she has been selling plastic containers through a catalog for two and a half years. Her business is the best thing that ever happened to her because she has been able to use her profits to enjoy a better quality of life. Xochilt says that what she most likes about her business is going out to sell her merchandise and meet with her customers. On the other hand, the biggest challenge she faces is that sometimes her customers don't have enough money to pay her for the merchandise that they have bought. This means that Xochilt loses profits and time. She decided to start this business in order to help her husband with their household expenses so that, between the two of them, they could offer their children a better quality of life.

Xochilt believes herself to be a special person because she really enjoys improving herself and overcoming obstacles and barriers that she finds in her path. When she is sad, she thinks of her value as a person and what her business means to her. Xochilt says that when she sets herself a goal, she does her very best to achieve it. She has requested her loan to buy more plastic containers to sell wholesale and retail.

The other members of this group are:

Martina - who sells cold cuts
Maricela - who sells perfumes
Paz Daniela - who sells bread
Candida Blanca - who sells clothes
Marisol - who sells costume jewelry
María Antonia - who sells building supplies
Patricia - who sells shoes
María Elena - who sells clothes
Abith - who sells shoes

The women would like to thank Vision Fund for helping entrepreneurial, successful women.
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Este grupo se llama Las Ardillas esta conformado por diez mujeres trabajadores nacidas en la ciudad de Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, mejor conocida como tierra de oportunidades.

Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Xochilt Guillermina, mejor conocida como doña Xochilt (que significa "flor" en Náhuatl). Doña Xochilt de treinta y ocho años de edad, se dedica a la venta de moldes de plástico por catálogo desde hace dos años y seis meses, para ella, su negocio es lo mejor que le ha pasado ya que con sus ganancias ha podido tener una mejor calidad de vida. Doña Xochilt menciona que lo que más le gusta de su negocio es salir a ofrecer su mercancía y relacionarse con sus clientes. Por otro lado, lo que representa mayor reto para ella es que en ocasiones sus clientes no tienen dinero para pagarle por la mercancía que ya adquirieron, lo que hace que Doña Xochilt pierda ganancias y tiempo. Ella decidió tener su negocio para ayudar a su esposo con los gastos de la casa y para ofrecer entre los dos, una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos.

Doña Xochilt se considera una persona especial porque le gusta mucho superarse, superar obstáculos y barreras que encuentra en su camino, ya que cuando está triste, piensa en su valor como persona y lo que significa su negocio para ella. Doña Xochilt dice que cuando ha establecido una meta, da lo mejor de sí para cumplirla. Ella pidió su crédito para la compra de más moldes de plástico para vender por mayoreo y menudeo.

Las otras integrantes del grupo son:

Martina- se dedica a la venta de carnes frías.
Maricela- se dedica a la venta de perfumes.
Paz Daniela- se dedica a la venta de pan.
Candida Blanca - se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Marisol- se dedica a la venta de bisutería.
María Antonia- se dedica a la venta de materiales para la construcción.
Patricia- se dedica a la venta de calzado.
María Elena- se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Abith – se dedica a la venta de calzado.

Le dan las gracias a Vision Fund por ayudar a todas las mujeres emprenderos y exitosas.

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
  • 26
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,954,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Ardillas Group's $4,350 loan helped a member to buy plastic containers to sell wholesale and retail.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 13, 2012
Listed
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012