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Las Cochitas Group
In this Group: Maria , Ana Luisa , Valentina , Maria Eleuteria, Maria Modesta, Rosa , Felipa , Maria Guadalupe , Birginia , Martha , Liyezmin, Beatriz , Margarita
“Las Conchitas” (The Little Shells) is a group that consists of 13 individuals, all women, who are from a small community that is located along the highway and near a lake where people fish. The community is called Concepción Chico, but commonly known as “La Concha” (The Shell). This explains why the women of the group called themselves “Las Conchitas”.


Several of the women will invest their loans in some type of trade:
• Eleuteria will invest in her grain mill.
• Doña Modesta, Martha, Maria, Margarita, Birginia, Beatriz, and Maria Guadalupe will invest in their stores.
• Liyezmin will invest in belts.
• Felipa will invest in horses for her farm work.
• Rosa will invest in her stationery shop.
• Valentina will invest in feed for her sheep.


The group representative is Ana Luisa. She raises chickens to sell and says the following about her business: “I devote my time to raising chickens and sometimes turkeys. Now I want to invest in the purchase of chickens and build a chicken coop where the animals can sleep and protect themselves from the weather. One problem that I have is that the animals have nowhere to stay, so I have lost a few since they cannot be contained. I also need to have them vaccinated so that they will not come down with bird flu. The loan will be a benefit because I have a son who is in elementary school, so I will be able to pay for a few of his school supplies. My goal is to build a house because my husband and I live at my mother’s house. I am not married, but we have a common-law relationship. He works as a bricklayer. First, I want to save toward the purchase of some land and then acquire a farm afterwards. It is for this reason that I started my business, so that I could begin earning some money to save toward these goals.”

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Las Conchitas es un grupo formado por 13 personas todas mujeres, esta ubicado en una pequeña comunidad que esta sobre carretera y enfrente de una presa de pesca, la comunidad se llama Concepción Chico, vulgarmente se le dice la concha, por esa razón como el grupo lo integran mujeres se pusieron las conchitas y ese el significado, varias integrantes van invertir su préstamo en comercio; Eleuteria inverira en su molino, Doña Modesta,Martha, Maria, Margarita, Birginia, Beatriz, Maria Guadalupe ella invertiran en sus tiendas Liyezmin invertira en sus cinturones, Felipa invertira en caballos para el trabajo para el campo, Rosa invertira en papeleria y Valentina invertira en alimento para borregos. La representante del grupo se llama Ana Luisa, ella cria pollos para vender, y nos platica lo siguiente sobre su negocio: Yo me dedico a criar pollos y habeces guajolotes, ahora quiero invertir en comprar pollos y aprovechar para hacerle la casita a los pollos y tengan donde duerman y protegerse del clima, un problema que he tenido con los animales es que como no tengo donde se queden se van y despues ya no los encuentro y se me pierden, tambien vacunarlos y no se enfermen de gripa, va beneficiarme el prestamo porque tengo un hijo que esta en la primaria y puedo ayudarlo con algunos gastos de papeleria que seguido le piden, mi meta es hacer mi casa porque vivo en casa de mi mamá con mi señor, no soy casada vivo en union libre, mi esposo trabaja como albañil, pero primero quiero ahorrar para comprar un terreno y despues fincar, por eso quiero mi negocio y empezar a ganar aunque sea un poco para ir empezando.

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
  • 4
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,800,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Cochitas Group's $4,400 loan helped a member to buy chickens and to build a coop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 17, 2012
Listed
Nov 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013