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Familia Castulo Group
In this Group: Rogelio, Micaela, Esther
The group "Familia Castulo" is requesting its second loan through the institution. All three members are family and very responsible people who enjoy the work they do to lead a better lifestyle. Esther is one of the members of the group and she is 38 and married to Rogelio. They have three school-aged children. Esther and Rogelio have a small sewing shop where they make all kinds of clothing, such as coats, pants, jackets, etc. They have been in business for ten years and, apparently, the business comes from Esther's side of the family. But when they married they decided to open their own business. They take the clothing they produce to Mexico City where they sell it at a good price. They know the area very well because that is where they are from originally. The only problem they run into is when something does not sell well or when one of their sewing machines breaks down and affects the quality of their work.

Esther and Rogelio say: "Our goal is to be able to sell our clothing wholesale one day on a large order basis, and not like we do now having to go to the city to make a sale. If we are able to have a fixed customer base we can give our children a better lifestyle and renovate our house." Another member, Micaela, will use the loan to buy sweets and second-hand shoes to sell. The members are very happy and grateful to VisionFund and KIVA for this loan.
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El grupo "Familia Castulo" es la segunda vez que esta solicitando el credito a la institucion ellos solo son tres integrantes son familiares y son perosonas muy serias (responsables) en cuanto al trabajo que realizan les gusta mucho trabajar para mejorar su vida. Doña Esther es integrante del grupo platica que tiene 38 años de casada con el señor Rogelio juntos han formado una familia con tres hijos de los cuales se encuentran estudiando, Doña Esther y Don Rogelio tienen un pequeña taller de costura donde elaboran cualquier tipo de prenda como abrigos, pants, chalecos etc. paltican que su taller de costura desde hace 10 años al parecer esa actividad viene de la familia de la señora Esther pero cuando se casaron decidieron independizarse y llevar a cabo ellos solos la actividad, platican que la ropa que elaboran la van a vender a la cuidad de Mexico ya que alla se vende mejor conocen muy bien la zona porque desde ellos eran originarios de ahi, solo que su unica difucultad es cuando no se vende muy bien o cuando alguna de sus maquinas se encuentra fallanado y les impide realizar su trabajo con calidad, Doña Esther y Don Rogelio comentaron "Nuestra meta es que algun dia nuestras prendas sean pedidas por mayoreo y ya solo sean pedidos grandes donde solo vayamos a entregar y no como estamos vendiendo tenemos que ir a la ciudad para ofrecerlos y a ver si nos comprar, ya que si llegamos a tener compradores seguros podemos darles una mejor calidad de vida a nuestros hijos y darle mantenimiento a nuestra casa" Doña Micaela tambien forma parte del grupo ella esta solicitando el credito para comprar dulces y zapatos de segunda mano para su venta. Los integranres del grupo estan muy contentos y agradecidos con VisionFund y KIVA por el credito otorgado.

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
  • 48
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,989,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Familia Castulo Group's $950 loan helped a member to buy fabric, buttons, closures, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2013
Feb 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013