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Nueva Vida Group
In this Group: Laura, Marivel, Rocio Del Carmen, Alejandro, Maria Catalina, Maria Del Rocio, Gerardo Angel, Maria Elena, Ofelia, Alejandra, Francisco

Update on Nueva Vida Group

Alejandra is single and lives with her parents. She has a bakery business making bread. She makes all different kinds of bread, but what she sells the most are conchas (a kind of sweet bread), croissants and rolls. She gets up very early in the morning (4am) with her parents in order to make her delicious breads and when the bread is ready, she puts it in baskets to sell to the people of Zitacuaro, at the central bus station and the central area to purchase groceries. She says that every since she was small, her parents taught her how to make bread and since she wasn't able to go to more school, she decided to help her parents make and sell bread. She says that 7 years ago she branched out on her own and now she makes her own bread and she sells it on her own. And even though her father lets her use his oven, she buys her own firewood and supplies to make her bread.

She is asking for a loan with Visión Fund in order to improve her business and to purchase more supplies she needs in order to make bread. If she gets the loan, she will use it to purchase flour, butter, egg, milk, sugar, colorings and creams since she makes breads with different flavors and different leavening. She says that she would like to get the loan as soon as possible so that she can make more bread. She says she is happy working with the group Nueva Vida (New Life) because it is a group that gets things done and repays their loans on time, also, when one group member can't make their loan payment, the group comes together to find the funds to help that individual.

The other members of the group are Marivel, Laura, María del Rocio, Rocío del Carmen, Gerardo Ángel, Alejandro, María Catalina, María Elena, Ofelia and Francisco, they will invest their loans in purchasing supplies to make and sell hand-made tortillas, purchase mattresses and sheets, candies to resell in a grocery store, to purchase parts to maintain a public transportation vehicle and to purchase sweet corn and supplies to prepare the corn and sell it.

*In the picture: behind the lady in red is her daughter who is not a member of the group.
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Alejandra es soltera y vive con sus padres ella tiene un negocio de elaboración y venta de pan dice que hace diferentes tipos de pan pero lo que más se le vende son las conchas, cuernitos y las teleras, desde muy temprana hora se levanta junto con sus padres a elaborar el delicioso pan como a las 4 de la mañana después cuando ya se encuentra hecho el pan sale con sus canastos a vender el pan a la población de Zitacuaro en frente de la central de autobuses y la central de abastos de esa población. Dice que desde muy chica sus padres le enseñaron a elaborar el pan y como ya no siguió estudiando se dedico ayudarles a sus padres a elaborar y vender el pan, dice que desde hace 7 años se independizo y hace su propio pan y ella lo sale a vender aunque su papa le presta el horno pero ella compra aparte su leña y sus insumos para elaborarlo. Ella está pidiendo a Visión Fund un crédito para mejorar su negocio y para comprar los insumos que ocupa para hacer el pan dice que si le dan el crédito comprara harina, mantequilla, huevo, leche, leña, azúcar, colorantes, natas ya que hace huevo en diferentes sabores, levadura etc. Dice que le gustaría recibir rápido su préstamo para asi hacer un poco mas de pan, dice que esta muy contenta de trabajar con su grupo llamado Nueva Vida porque es un grupo que cumple y que tiene los pagos a tiempo, además que cuando alguien no tiene para el crédito se apoyan entre todos para ayudar a la persona que no puede hacer su crédito, aunque no es seguido que pase eso porque todos son cumplidos. Los demás integrantes del grupo se llaman Marivel, Laura, María del Rocio, Rocío del Carmen, Gerardo Ángel, Alejandro, María Catalina, María Elena, Ofelia y Francisco ellos invertirán sus créditos en la compra de insumos para hacer y vender tortillas a mano, en la compra de colchas y sabanas por catalogo para su venta, en dulces para su venta, en una tienda de abarrotes, en la compra de piezas para dar mantenimiento de una combi de transporte público, en la compra de elotes e insumos para prepararlos para su venta.

*In the picture: at the back of the lady in red, her daughter, who is not a member of the group.

Previous Loan Details

Marivel is 35 years old and belongs to the group Nueva Vida. She says they gave their group that name (New Life in English) because thanks to the loans they felt their lives would change. The loans have helped them all to improve their businesses and therefore their life conditions. Mary, as she... More from Nueva Vida Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,002,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nueva Vida Group's $6,675 loan helped a member purchase flour, butter, eggs, milk, firewood, sugar, colorings and creams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013