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Mujeres En Fuerza Y Unión Group
In this Group: María De La Luz, María Luisa, Martha Alicia, María Verónica, Irma María*, Mario, Luz María, María Del Carmen, Fanny Mercedes
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Martha, 39, is from a town called Coatepec, better known as San Andrés, which is its patron saint. She is married to Miguel Angel and they have two children in elementary school. She sells Mexican snacks, such as tacos dorados, enchiladas, pambazos, lunches, different flavored juices, soft drinks and cookies, through a co-op she runs at the school her children attends. She says she has been in business for four years and enjoys the co-op activity because it allows her to be near her children. She tells us that she arrives at school very early in the morning to prepare to lunch for the students and teachers who eat there. Every day she goes to the wholesale market in the nearest town to buy fresh fruit and vegetables to make her delicious meals.

She is requesting a loan to expand her business and buy more sweets and refreshments to have a bit more variety. She only works at the co-op in the morning because there is someone else there in the afternoon, but she wanted to be the person responsible for the business because it is hard work and people advised her to take it over because she is such a good cook. Her goal is to open a small restaurant since she is servicing many people, and hopefully she can make her dream come true one day.

The other members of the group are María de la Luz, María Luisa, María Verónica, Irma María, Mario, Luz María, María del Carmen and Fanny Mercedes. They will use the loan to buy stationery products, seasonal fruit, grocery store items, beauty products and supplies to make Mexican snacks.
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Martha tiene 39 años de edad y es originaria de una localidad llamada Coatepec o mejor conocido como San Andrés por el santo que es venerado en esa localidad. Ella está casada con Miguel Ángel y tienen dos niños que estudian la primaria, dice que ella se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos, como tacos dorados, enchiladas, pambazos, almuerzos, jugos de diferentes sabores, licuados, refrescos, galletas, ya que ella tiene una cooperativa escolar en una primaria donde estudian sus hijos. Dice que tiene con este negocio desde hace 4 años y que a ella le gusta trabajar en la cooperativa porque así también está al pendiente de sus hijos. Platica que desde muy temprana hora tiene que estar en la escuela para hacer los alimentos que va a dar de almorzar tanto a los alumnos como a los maestros que comen ahí. Comenta que a diario sale a surtirse a la central de abastos de una población cercana a la de ella para comprar las frutas y legumbres frescas para que este sabroso lo que da de almorzar. Ella está pidiendo un crédito a la financiera para poder hacer crecer su negocio y comprar un poco mas de dulces y refrescos para tener un poco mejor surtido, comenta que nada mas por las mañanas tiene la cooperativa ya que por las tardes esta otra persona y que ella se quiso hacer responsable de la cooperativa ya que es un trabajo pesado pero que la gente le decía que ella se la quedara por que sabe hacer sabroso la comida y que tiene mucha sazón. La meta que tiene ella es poner un pequeño restaurante ya que se le está facilitando despachar a varias personas y ella espera que muy pronto se le haga realidad su sueño. Los otros integrantes del grupo se llaman María de la Luz, María Luisa, María Verónica, Irma María, Mario, Luz María, María del Carmen y Fanny Mercedes ellos invertirán sus créditos en la compra de material para papelería, en frutas y legumbres de temporada, en artículos para surtir tienda de abarrotes, en materiales para estética e insumos para antojitos mexicanos para vender.

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
  • 7
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,362,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres En Fuerza Y Unión Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to buy supplies to make snacks and refreshments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 11, 2012
Listed
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 19, 2013