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El Limon (Flat) Group
In this Group: Maria, Juana, Candelaria , Manuela
This group is from a place called Paraje Ajilho where everyone in the community belongs to the same religion and where the feast day of Saint Andrew is celebrated in November. María was interviewed. She’s 24-years-old and married to Eduardo, 28, who is a farmer. They have three dependent children: Jorge Antonio, 8, Erika Araceli, 6, and 13-month-old Héctor Eduardo.

She is a housewife who requested the loan to buy unbleached cotton to embroider. She’s been doing this work for ten years and comments that she does very well with it. Her income has improved very much. Since she’s worked since she was little it’s not difficult for her to earn her own income and support her family. She relates that she learned to embroider when she was little because her mother also is in the same occupation; this is how women in this community support their families. What she wants most from her activity is to be able to continue forward and to use profits she earns to buy a machine to sew the blouses.

The people who make up this group are: Juana who sews unbleached cotton blouses, Candelaria who will buy unbleached cotton to embroider blouses and Manuela who will buy thread, unbleached cotton to embroider and make unbleached cotton blouses.
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Este grupo se integra en un lugar llamado el paraje ajilho en donde todas las personas que viven en dicho lugar son de una sola religión en la que celebran la fiesta del santísimo san Andrés en el mes de noviembre.

Quien se le tomo la entre vista se llama María quien tiene veinti cuatro años de edad es casada con el señor Eduardo de la edad de veinti ocho años, el es campesino y a su responsabilidad tiene a tres hijos y son: Jorge Antonio de ocho años, Erika Araceli de de seis años y Héctor Eduardo de un año y un mes.

Ella es ama de casa y solicito el préstamo para invertirlo en la compra y venta de mantas bordas en donde lleva trabajando diez años, y comenta que le va bien ya qué con ello, sus ingresos han mejorado mucho y como también de pequeña ella lo bien trabajando no se le hace difícil ganar sus propios ingresos y sostener a su familia.

Platica que aprendió a bordar desde pequeña ya que su madre también se dedica a lo mismo y es con ello que las mujeres de ese lugar sacan adelante a su familia.

Lo que más desea de su actividad es poder seguir adelante y en las ganancias que ella vaya obtenido comprar una máquina para costurar las blusas.

Las personas que integran en el grupo el limón son: doña Juana quien se dedica a costura blusas de mantas, la señora Candelaria invertirá en la compra de mantas para bordar blusas y la señora Manuela invertirá en la compra de hilos, manta para poder bordar y elaborar las blusas de mantas.

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
  • 89
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,621,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Limon (Flat) Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy fabric and thread to embroider.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013