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El Atardecer Group
In this Group: Ma De Los Angeles, Ines, Graciela , Monica, Victor, Francisca, Maricela , Eva

Update on El Atardecer Group

The “El Atardecer” (Dusk) group has been working with the institution for several loan cycles, although it has gradually increased the number of members. The members say that they chose this name, as they were taking a very long time in deciding it when it began to get dark, and someone proposed the name.

Francisca is a member of the group, and is commonly known as Mary. She is 40 years old, and has been married to Gustavo for 20 years. They have created a family, with two daughters; one of them still at university. Mary has had a grocery store for 15 years, and started it because she wanted to help with the household expenses.

Mary says, "I started selling candy outside my home, just at a small table where I put various types of candy, but gradually I started selling more products such as eggs, milk, bread, etc. The ladies bought these products, and the candy sales were going well, as each time the children passed by they would buy. With time, we decided to set up a shop, now better established, and thanks to the loan, I have been able to build it up little by little."

This time, Mary is requesting the loan so that she can stock her grocery store, as with the loan she has been granted she will be able to buy more milk, eggs, bread, cooking oil, beans, lentils, etc. One of Mary's difficulties is lack of money to be able to continue investing more in her grocery store, because many times the merchandise runs out very quickly, especially the products used daily.

In spite of the difficulties Mary has to overcome, her dream is that her small store can eventually become a large minimart. That way she will be able to cover her daughter Bianca's education expenses, so that she can finish her degree in communications.

Along with Mary, the other group members also have their activities: Inés will also invest in her grocery store, Victor and Eva will invest in shhep, Mónica and Maricela will invest in the sale of clothing, Graciela will invest in candy, and finally, Ángeles will invest in her recycling center.

The entire group is very happy and grateful for the successes obtained in their families and businesses, thanks to the credit that VisionFund and Kiva grant them.
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"El Atardecer" es un grupo que lleva varios ciclos trabajando con la institución aunque poco a poco ha aumentado el número de integrantes. Los integrantes comentan que eligieron dicho nombre pues tardaban mucho en decidirlo cuando empezó a atardecer y alguien finalmente propuso el nombre. Francisca quien es una integrante del grupo, comúnmente conocida como Mary, tiene 40 años de edad, está casada con el señor Gustavo desde hace 20 años y han formado una familia con dos hijas una de ellas se encuentra aun estudiando una carrera universitaria. La señora Mary tiene una tienda de abarrotes desde hace 15 años y la inicio porque quería ayudar con los gastos del hogar, Doña Mary comenta “Inicié vendiendo afuera de mi casa dulces solo en una mesita chica donde ponía diferentes tipos de dulces pero poco a poco fui vendiendo más productos como huevo, leche, pan etc. Estos productos los compraban las señoras y con los dulces me iba muy bien ya que cada vez que pasaban los niños me compraban, con el tiempo decidimos poner un local ya mejor establecido y gracias al crédito he podido levantarla poco a poco”. Esta vez la señora Mary esta solicitando el crédito para poder abastecer su tienda de abarrotes ya que con el crédito otorgado podrá comprar mas leche, huevo, pan, aceite, frijoles, lentejas, etc. Aunque una de las dificultades de Doña Mary es la falta de dinero para poder seguir invirtiendo más en su tienda de abarrotes porque muchas veces se le termina muy rápido su mercancía y mas los productos que se consumen. A pesar de las dificultades que tiene que superar Mary, su sueño es que su pequeña tienda pueda llegar a convertirse en un gran súper porque aí podrá solventar los gastos de la educación de su hija Bianca para que pueda terminar su carrera en comunicación. Así como Mary, también los demás integrantes tienen sus actividades: Inés también invertirá en su tienda de abarrotes, Víctor y Eva invertirán en borregos, Mónica y Maricela invertirán en la venta de ropa, Graciela invertirá en dulces y finalmente Ángeles invertirá para en su recicladora. Todo el grupo está muy contento y agradecido por los éxitos obtenidos en su familia y en sus negocios gracias al crédito que VisionFund y Kiva les otorga.

Previous Loan Details

The “El Atardecer” (Dusk) group is composed of 9 women and one man; all are very responsible, hardworking people. Angélica is one of the El Atardecer group members. She’s 32 years old and is currently living with David who works as a bricklayer; they have four children three of which attend e... More from El Atardecer Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,636,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Atardecer Group's $4,575 loan helped a member to buy milk, eggs, bread, cooking oil, beans and lentils for her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013