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La Lupita Group
In this Group: Antolina, Maria Santa, Maria Del Carmen, Maria Elena, Teresa, Gilberta, Maria Teresa
Teresa, affectionately known as "Doña Tere," is native to a community located within the boundaries of the state of Michoacán in Mexico State. She is a hard worker and wants to get ahead in life. She is 44 years old. Her parents didn't send her to school because people thought at the time that women had to take care of the children and domestic chores.

Teresa likes staying at home but she also thought that she would like to make her own money in order to help her spouse with the expenses for the children and house. For this reason, she decided to grow avocados. They own a broad plot of land and decided to plant avocados to put the land to use. Teresa says: "A little more than 15 years ago I bought avocado plants with the hope that one day they would yield a crop. Now I am one of the women in my community selling the most avocados, given that I have 150 trees of this fruit. I am very proud that my husband and I together have made many gains in getting ahead with our garden. Each year tons of buyers come to our town because we sell very high quality fruit."

Teresa is requesting a loan to buy fertilizers, organic fertilizers and calidra (to prevent plagues) in order to improve her trees. She is grateful that with the loan she can improve her business. The other members of her group include Antolina, Maria Santa, Maria del Carmen, Maria Elena, Gilberta and Teresa. They will invest loan proceeds in buying fertilizers, insecticides, and calidra to improve their avocado orchards and plant more of the same.
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Teresa o Doña Tere como de cariño le dicen es originaria de una comunidad ubicada entre los límites del estado de Michoacán con el Estado de México, ella es una mujer trabajadora y con ganas de salir adelante, platica que tiene 44 años de edad y no le dieron estudio sus padres ya que antes se creía que las mujeres tenían que cuidar sus hijos y estar en su casa haciendo las labores domesticas. Dice que a ella le gusta mucho el estar en su casa pero que ella pensó en también tener su propio capital para asi ayudarle a su esposo con los gastos de los hijos y de la casa es por eso que ella decidió cultivar aguacate ya que tienen un terreno muy amplio y para trabajarlo decidió plantar aguacates ella dice “hace un poco mas de 15 años compre unas plantas de aguacate con la esperanza que algún día sacara cosecha, ahorita soy una de las mujeres que vende más aguacate en su población ya que tengo 150 árboles de este fruto y me siento orgullosa porque entre mi esposo y yo le hemos echado muchas ganas para sacar adelante nuestro huerto, cada año sacamos varia toneladas los compradores vienen hasta nuestra población ya que vendemos fruto de muy buena calidad”. Platica que ella eta pidiendo un crédito para la compra de fertilizantes, abonos orgánicos, calidra para mejorar sus árboles. Ella esta agradecida por que con el crédito podrá mejorar su negocio. Las otras integrantes del grupo se llaman Antolina, Maria Santa, Maria del Carmen, Maria Elena, Gilberta y Teresa ellas invertiran sus creditos en insumos como fertilizantes, abonos,insecticidas, calidra para mejorar sus huertos de aguacate y planta del mismo fruto.

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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.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,052,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Lupita Group's $4,000 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers and calidra (to prevent plagues) for cultivating avocado crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 18, 2012
Listed
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013