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El Cielito Group
In this Group: Maria Antonia, Rosa Gloria, Otilia, Lucia, Maria Elena
Elena is part of the "Little Sky Group." She is 39 years old and is the single mother of two children who are in middle school. She says it has been difficult to be both the mother and father of her children, since the kids are very rebellious right now.

She says that before she was working as a housekeeper, but upon seeing that she wasn't taking good care of her children, she decided it would be best to start a small grocery store in her house and thereby stay more in charge of her home.

She says that right now she is asking for a loan to buy goods to sell in her small store, like sugar, milk, eggs, rice, soup, cookies, soft drinks, oil, sardines, tuna, toilet paper, diapers, and a bunch of other things that other stores in nearby towns sell. People don't want to spend money on travel to get these basics.

She says that if they give her the loan her business will improve and she will be able to earn more, and with those earnings she can give her children a better quality of life. The other members are the group are named Maria Antonio, Rosa Glora, Otilia, and Lucia. They will invest their money in materials to make artisanal embroideries, in the purchase of fruit and vegetables to sell, and for goods to launch a grocery store.
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Elena es parte del grupo El Cielito, tiene 39 años de edad y es madre soltera de dos jovencitos que estudian la secundaria, dice que ha sido difícil ser padre y madre para sus hijos ya que los jóvenes de ahora son muy rebeldes, dice que antes trabajaba en casas haciendo la limpieza pero al ver que estaba descuidando a sus hijos mejor decidió poner una pequeña tienda de abarrotes en su casa y así estar más al pendiente de su hogar. Platica que ahorita está pidiendo un crédito para comprar productos que vende en su tiendita como azúcar, leche, huevos, arroz, sopas, galletas, refrescos, aceite comestible, sardinas, atún, papel higiénico, pañales y muchas cosas más las cuales surte en diferentes tiendas de una población cercana a la de ella para que la gente no gaste en pasajes para ir a comprar hasta el pueblo lo mas indispensable. Dice que si le prestan el crédito su negocio mejorara y obtendrá ganancias con las cuales les podrá dar a sus hijos una mejor calidad de vida. Las otras cuatro integrantes del grupo se llaman Maria Antonia, Rosa Gloria, Otilia y Lucia ellas invertirán sus créditos en material para hacer bordados artesanales, compra de frutas y legumbres para su venta y artículos para surtir tienda de abarrotes.

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
  • 24
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,059,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Cielito Group's $4,475 loan helped a member to launch her store that has groceries, like perishable items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013