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La Alegría Group
In this Group: Carolina , Rosa , Teresa , Reyna *, Andrea , Idiana *, Juliana , Cecilia , María Del Carmen , Vanesa, Teodora , Mariana, Margarita , Martina , Luis , Yolanda
* not pictured
“La Alegría” [Happiness] group is comprised of 16 people. They are:

Carolina: Sells groceries
Rosa: Sells groceries
Teresa: Sells groceries
Reyna: Sells chicken
Andrea: Sells groceries
Idiana: Sells groceries
Juliana: Sells bread
Cecilia: Sells clothes
María del Carmen: Sells groceries
Vanesa: Sells snacks
Teodoro: Sells tacos
Mariana: Beautician
Margarita: Sells desserts
Martina: Sells food
Luis: Grows sugarcane
Yolanda: Sells snacks

This group is located in Corrales, whose main source of work is in growing sugarcane.

Carolina, age 35, only attended elementary school. She is married to Jorge, a day worker, and they have one child. She tells us that over 20 years ago, with her husband’s support, she opened a small grocery store in her home. During that time she has worked hard in the store. She has won over many customers because she always likes to be stocked with products. She also likes to treat her customers well so that they recommend her and return to make purchases in her store.

What she likes the best about her business is that the whole family tends to it. They are teaching their son, since he was little, to earn a living. She plans to use the loan to buy rice, beans, sugar, salt, cooking oil, sweets, soft drinks, canned goods, flour, toilet paper, and toothpaste. She wants to restock her business and continue with her sales. She hopes that her business continues growing. That way she will be able to give her son more education, and she will be able to give him the opportunity to study for a career.
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La Alegría es un grupo integrado por 16 personas ellas son:
Carolina venta de abarrotes, Rosa venta de abarrotes, Teresa venta de abarrotes, Reyna venta de pollo, Andrea venta de abarrotes, Idiana venta de abarrotes, Juliana venta de pan, Cecilia venta de ropa, María del Carmen venta de abarrotes, Vanesa venta de antojitos, Teodora venta de tacos, Mariana estética, Margarita venta de postres, Martina venta de comida, Luis cultivo de caña, Yolanda venta de antojitos. Este grupo esta ubicado en Corrales cuya principal fuente de trabajo es en el cultivo y siembra de caña de azucar.

Doña Carolina tiene la edad de 35 años, solo estudio la primaria y esta casada con el señor Jorge que trabaja como jornalero ellos tienen un hijo, ella nos platica que hace mas de 20 años con el apoyo de su esposo abrio una pequeña tienda de abarrotes en su ogar en la cual a trabajado durante es te tiempo, ella a ganado mucos clientes ya que siempre le gust tener surtido de productos y darles un buen trato para que la recomienden y vuelvan acerle el gasto, lo que mas le gusta de su negocio es que lo atiende toda la familia y estan enseñando a su hijo a ganarse la vida desde pequeño, ella piensa invertir su credito en la compra de arroz, frijol, azúcar, sal, aceite, dulces, refrescos, productos enlatados, arina, papel higiénico, pasta dental, para resurtir su negocio y continuar con sus ventas.
ella espera que su negocio continue creciendo y asi poder dar a su hijo mas estudios poder darle la oportunidad de estudiar un carrera.

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
  • 37
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,068,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Alegría Group's $7,350 loan helped a member to buy grocery store items to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2013