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Las Vecinas Group
In this Group: Maria Elva , Josefa , Inez
This group is called the neighbors and is made up of three women that live near each other that is why they gave the group this name.

Josefa is the person interviewed. She was married at 17 years old and she had 4 children that are now no longer her responsibility. She has been widowed for some years and she comments that it has been difficult when her husband died she was left with two small children. Thanks to God she had the courage to get them ahead.

Doña chepita, how they call her in her community, works in the sale of Avon products where she sells perfumes, deodorants, dyes, among other things. She has done this work for 15 years and she does well. Not only does she work in this she also sells coconut candies, nougat, tamales, sheets of guinea. She comments that if there is not one activity then there is another to earn income. She feels content with this activity and with the loan her business has been good and her income better everyday.

The women that compose this group are: Maira Elba who invested in the purchase of materials for her blacksmith shop and Inez will invest in the purchase of chickens.
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Este grupo se llama las vecinas y se integra de tres señoras que viven muy cerca de la otra por eso le dieron este nombre a su grupo.

La señora Josefa fue quien se le tomo la entrevista, se caso a la edad de diecisiete años y procreo cuatro hijos que ya está fuera de su responsabilidad, enviudo hace unos años y comenta que para ella asido difícil ya que cuando su esposo Fallecido le quedo dos hijos pequeños en la que da gracias adiós por haberle dado la fuerza de sacarlos adelante.

Doña chepita como le llaman en su comunidad, se dedica a la compra de productos de avon, en donde vende perfumes, desodorantes, tintes, entre otros en donde lleva trabajando quince años y le va bien, así también ella no solo se dedica a eso también vende dulces de coco, nuégado, tamales, hoja de guineo, Tamales de bola ya que comenta que si no hay de uno hay de otra actividad para tener sus ingresos.

Se siente muy contenta ya que con esta actividad y el préstamo su actividad esta trabajando my bien y sus ingreso son mejores cada día.

Las señoras que se integran en este grupo son: María Elba quien invertirá en la compra de materiales para su herrería y la señora Inez invertirá en la compra de pollos.

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
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,052,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Vecinas Group's $1,000 loan helped a member to purchase cosmetics from the brand Avon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013