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Los Nuevos Group
In this Group: Alma Yazmin, J Remedios, Citlaly, María Guadalupe, Hilda, Javier*, Diana Grisel, Mayra Edith
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Alma, 25, is from the town of Zitacuaro. She's the mother of two elementary-school children. She's a single mother, which is why she puts so much into getting her children ahead.

She belongs to a group called Los Nuevos. She says she joined the group to be able to buy a sewing machine because she has had a tailor shop for seven years. She says that needing to have a stable job led her to learn to sew. Since she was in secondary school she was interested in sewing because she was in the dressmaking workshop. From there she began to design her first creations.

She says that she's asking for a loan right now to buy material such as zippers, fabric in different textures and colors, thread, needles, etc.

She makes pants, blouses, shirts, nightgowns, sheets, blankets, and many other designs. She's going to go to Mexico City to stock up because they have lower prices and she'll have enough money to buy all the materials she needs. In the month of December she has more work because the schools order the costumes for the Pastorela [shepherd's pageant] or the dance shows.

She says her goal is to make a big workshop to give people in her town jobs, which is what is most needed to get ahead. The other seven people are J. Remedios, Citlaly, María Guadalupe, Hilda, Javier, Diana, and Mayra, and they're going to invest in different varieties to sell in a flower shop, seasonal fruits and vegetables to sell, a stationery store, cosmetics sales via catalogue, and Mexican snack sales.
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Alma tiene 25 años y es originaria de la población de Zitacuaro, ella es madre de dos niños los cuales estudian la primaria, es madre soltera es por eso que ella le echa muchas ganas para sacar adelante a sus hijos, ella pertenece a un grupo llamado Los Nuevos, dice que entro al grupo para poder comprar una máquina de coser ya que tiene un taller de costura desde hace 7 años, dice que la necesidad por tener un trabajo estable fue que la llevo a que aprendiera a coser, dice que desde que iba en la secundaria le llamaba la atención el coser ya que iba en el taller de corte y confección y desde ahí empezó hacer sus primeras creaciones. Dice que ahorita está pidiendo un crédito para la compra de material como sierres, tela de diferentes texturas y colores, hilos, agujas, etc. Ella hace pantalones, blusas, camisas, vestidos de noche, sabanas, cobijas y muchas creaciones mas, dice que irá a surtirse a la Ciudad de México donde le den más bajos precios para que le alcance a comprar todo el material que ocupa, dice que en el mes de diciembre es cuando mas trabajo tiene ya que las escuelas le mandan hacer los vestuarios para las pastorelas o los bailables. Dice que su meta es hacer un gran taller para darle a la gente de su población trabajo que es lo que mas falta hace para salir adelante. Las otras 7 personas se llaman J. Remedios, Citlaly, María Guadalupe, Hilda, Javier, Diana y Mayra ellos invertirán en florería para la compra de diferentes variedades para vender, frutas y legumbres de temporada para vender, en una papelería, cosméticos por catalogo y antojitos mexicanos para su venta.

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
  • 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 Los Nuevos Group's $3,650 loan helped a member to buy zippers, fabric, thread, needles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013