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Abril Group
In this Group: Alma Cecilia*, Ana Eloisa, Blanca Alicia, Monica Alejandra, Sanjuana, Viridiana
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Abril is a solidarity group of six women, named after one of the daughters of one of the members. Sanjuana is 37 years old, and lives in a civil union. Her spouse has worked as a welder for 14 years for various companies. Their four children are aged 20 (this one is pregnant), 13, 8, and 4. They go to school. The 13-year old daughter helps Sanjuana with her business. Sanjuana sells corn on the cob, snow cones (also called 'yuquis') from a street stand. She has been selling snow cones for 13 years and corn on the cob for 4. She started her business by selling snow cones from a tricycle, and then a man taught her the recipe for corn on the cob and she found a good spot to sell those. The loan will help her to buy more corn, cream, chilli, and other ingredients to prepare corn on the cob, since with the cold season, her snow cone sales will be going down. She says that she is doing very well and is looking to set up a second corn-on-the-cob stand in order to increase her sales.
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Abril es un grupo solidario conformado por 6 mujeres, llamado de esa forma porque una de las hijas de las integrantes del grupo se llama así. Sanjuana es una mujer de 37 años, vive en unión libre, su esposo es soldador con experiencia de 14 años, ya que siempre laboro para empresas y sus 4 hijos, una de 20 años (esta embarazada), de 13, 8 y 4 años, todos nos estudiantes y la niña de 13 le ayuda a vender. Sanjuana de dedica a vender elotes y raspados (yuquis) en la vía publica, tiene 12 años con la venta de raspados y 4 con la venta de elotes; comenzó vendiendo raspados en un triciclo, después un señor le paso la receta para vender elotes y encontró un buen punto para venderlos. El crédito la ayudara a comprar mas elotes, crema, chile, otros artículos que necesita para la preparación de los mismos, ya que en esta temporada no podrá vender raspados por la temporada de frio. Menciona que quiere poner otro puesto de elotes para mejorar las ventas, ya que le va muy bien.

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,541,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abril Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to buy ingredients to make corn on the cob to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 19, 2012
Listed
Nov 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013