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Colibri Ruiseñor Group
In this Group: Bonifacia, Maria Del Carmen, Diana, Elia, Maria De Los Angeles, Ofelia
The communal bank “Colibrí Ruiseñor” (Hummingbird Nightingale) is working with the institution for the first time and comprises six hardworking, responsible, and very happy women, who all know each other. The members chose the group name "Hummingbird" because they liked it; however, the coordinator helped them choose "Nightingale." Bonifacia, 37, is the group's representative. She has been married to Alfonso, a laborer, for 17 years, and they have three school-age children.

Bonifacia has been raising turkeys for 17 years. She says, "I started this activity because I thought that having extra money besides my husband's income and being able to help with the household expenses and my children's education was always a good thing." Bonifacia buys very young turkeys because they are cheap. She raises and fattens them to sell at a higher price, usually to her neighbors when there is a holiday.

She has applied for this loan to buy more turkeys, and if there is money left, to buy feed. "I learned this trade as a girl from my mother, who raised turkeys to sell when times were hard." Though she has a lot of experience, Bonifacia's turkeys get sick at times, which means she could lose her investment. When sickness occurs, she has to spend more on medication and vitamins so that her animals recover and don't die.

Bonifacia's goal is to see her children have a better life and achieve their dreams of having a career. “If it is possible, my husband and I will help them." Bonifacia and the group members are happy and grateful for the loan, which will improve their businesses. They promise to make their payments and keep working to improve. Carmen will invest in her needlework. Diana, Elia, Ángeles, and Ofelia will buy sheep to raise and fatten.
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El grupo “Colibrí Ruiseñor” es la primera vez que está trabajando con la institución esta conformado por seis integrantes todas son mujeres muy trabajadoras y responsables pero sobretodo muy alegres, todas se conocen entre ellas, el nombre del grupo lo eligieron porque les gusto pero solo habían optado por el nombre de Colibrí sin embargo la coordinadora las ayudo con el nombre de Ruiseñor. Doña Bonifacia es la representante del grupo tiene 37 años de edad esta casada desde hace 17 años con el señor Alfonso quien trabaja como obrero juntos han formado una familia con tres niños los cuales se encuentran estudiando, Doña Bonifacia se dedica a la crianza y engorda de pavos desde hace 17 años cuenta Doña Bonifacia comento: “Inicie mi actividad porque creo que es bueno siempre tener un dinerito extra muy independiente del sueldo de mi esposo para poder ayudar con los gastos del hojar y educción de mis hijos. Doña Bonifacia compra sus guajolotes desde que están chicos porque asi le salen mas baratos los crece y engorada por un tiempo para venderlos a un precio más alto normalmente se los piden sus mismas vecinas de la comunidad cuando hay alguna fiesta, Esta Vez está solicitando el crédito para poder comprar más pavos si le llega a sobrar también comprara alimento, “Es una actividad que aprendí de mi mama desde que yo era una niña ahora los crio para poder vender cuando estoy en una situación económica difícil” Sin embargo ya con mucha experiencia Doña Bonifacia aun enfrenta la enfermedad de sus animalitos por lo que esto presenta una pérdida de inversión de ganancia, cuenta que normalmente cuando sucede esto ella se dé obligada a solventar un gasto extra para medicamentos y vitaminas para poder recuperar sus pavos y no se mueran. La meta de Doña Bonifacia es que algún día sus hijos tengan una mejor calidad de vida que puedan cumplir sus sueños como ejercer una carrera “Si en mis manos esta de ayudarlos lo haremos junto con mi esposo” Doña Bonifacia y las integrantes del grupo está muy contentas y agradecidas con el crédito otorgado ya que podrán mejorar sus actividades ellas se comprometen a no quedar mal en sus pagos trabajar mucho para seguir mejorando Doña Carmen invertirá en sus bordados, Diana, Elia, Ángeles y Ofelia compraran borregos para cría y engorada de borregos.

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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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 27
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  • $18,324,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Colibri Ruiseñor Group's $2,450 loan helped a member to buy turkeys.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 12, 2013
Listed
Apr 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013