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Quetzal Group
In this Group: Anastacia*, Gonzálo, Maribel, Ma Del Pueblito, Noheli Alejandra, Maricela, Virginia, Martha Isabel, Norma Edith, María Concepción
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Update on Quetzal Group

Noheli is from a populated area called Zitacuaro. She is a hard-working girl with the desire to get ahead. She says that honestly she didn't like school and that's why she only studied through the sixth grade, besides which her mom was not able to cover expenses since the fees were excessive and so she decided to stop going. She comments that from a very early age she has enjoyed working. Now she is part of a group called Quetzal, since she has been asking for loans to improve her business and keep it stocked. She says that she earns a living making and selling costume jewelry. With the new loan she is seeking she wants to buy: silver, elastic, pearled threads, settings, tools, pliers, steel wire, glass and ceramic ornaments, jade or amber among other stones for creating jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, diadems, hair clips and many other created items.

She says that she purchases materials in her area and when she has the jewelry made she goes out to sell it among her acquaintances and to people who pay her because she sells to them on credit, three payments over six weeks, so that it's not so onerous for people to buy. Her dream is to have a large business where she could sell the stones wholesale.

The other group members are named Anastasia, Gonzaol, Maribel, Maria del Pueblito, Maricela, Virginia, Martha Isabel, Norma Edith and Maria Concepcion. They are requesting loans to invest in their businesses such as preparation and sales of Mexican finger foods, seasonal produce sales, to purchase supplies for making bread to sell, to purchase items to sell at a grocery store, to maintain a truck used for transport, and embroidering handcrafted clothing items.
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Noheli es originaria de una población llamada Zitacuaro, es una chica trabajadora y con ganas de salir adelante, dice que la verdad no le gusto la escuela y por eso nada mas estudio hasta sexto de primaria, aparte de que su mama no podía con los gastos ya que las cuotas eran excesivas y por eso decidió no ir más. Platica que desde muy niña le ha gustado trabajar ahorita está dentro de un grupo llamado Quetzal por que ha estado pidiendo créditos para mejorar su negocio y tenerlo surtido. Platica que se dedica a la elaboración y venta de bisutería y quiere comprar con el nuevo crédito que esta pidiendo, plata, elástico, hilos, perlas, fornituras, herramientas, alicates, acero en hilo, cristales, cerámica, jade o ámbar entre otras piedras para elaborar, pulseras, collares, aretes, anillos, diademas, broches, y muchas creaciones más. Platica que su material lo compra en su población y que cuando ya tiene elaboradas la joyería sale a venderla con sus conocidas y a gente que le pague porque las vende en pagos a tres quincenas para que a la gente no se le haga pesado. Su sueño es tener un negocio grande donde pueda vender ella al mayoreo las piedras. Los demás integrantes del grupo se llaman Anastasia, Gonzalo, Maribel, Ma. del Pueblito, Maricela, Virginia, Martha Isabel, Norma Edith y María Concepción ellos están pidiendo sus créditos para invertirlos en sus negocios como elaboración y venta de antojitos mexicanos, venta de frutas y legumbres de temporada, en la compra de insumos para hacer pan para vender, para la compra de artículos para vender en tienda de abarrotes, para mantenimiento de una camioneta que hace fletes, bordado de prendas artesanales.

Previous Loan Details

Gonzálo is 35 years-old and is part of the Quetzal group, which he's very proud to belong to. Being very reliable, he has been a baker for over 11 years in his community of San Felipe de los Alzati. He says that he bakes and sells his bread at his home and also takes orders from nearby stores in ... More from Quetzal Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 81
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,636,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Quetzal Group's $6,450 loan helped a member to purchase silver, elastic, pearled threads, settings, tools, piers, steel wire, glass, ceramic, jade or amber among other stones for creating jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, diadems, hair clips and many other created items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013