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Capulines Group
In this Group: Apolonia , Esperanza , Maria Sabina, Viviana , Teresa , Raul

Update on Capulines Group

The group “Capulines” is located in a remote area and you must go on foot as there is no transportation. It is a large community where the people grow corn. They chose their name because the place where they meet has many capulines (a type of cherry). They are a small group but the people take advantage to do big things such as making capuline atole (a corn-based drink) and capuline tamales. The group Capulines is made up of five women and one man. They are very responsible and above all very hardworking.

The members are seeking a loan from the institution in order to invest it in their economic activities such as Sabina who will buy food for her pigs for breeding and fattening the animals. Esperanza will buy sheep for breeding and fattening. Teresa will buy supplies for her cybercafe. Raul will use his loan to supply his grocery store. Viviana will invest in costume jewelry.

Apolonia who is also a part of the mentioned group is 58 years old. She is a widow who has lived all her life in the community. Apolonia says that she wants to reopen her grocery store as she learned this financial activity from her parents who were engaged in selling groceries. She has a son in the United States who sent her a little money to open her grocery store but not enough and that is why she is asking for a loan in order to buy sugar, salt, soft drinks, eggs, milk, detergents, canned food, etc. Apolonia reasons that, “I had to close the business because at that time all my daughters studied and I could not come up with enough to keep investing in the grocery store.” But Apolonia is very happy because thanks to the loan from Vision Fund and Kiva she can once again have her grocery store. Apolonia’s dream is that her small store is like it used to be before and that she does not have future financial concerns.
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El grupo de los “capulines” se encuentra en un lujar muy alejado ya que para llegar al lugar es caminando ya que no hay trasporte para llegar es un muy grande la comunidad donde la gente se dedica al cultivo de maíz. El nombre lo eligieron porque el lugar donde se reúnen hay muchos capulines son un grupo pequeño pero que la gente aprovecha para hacer grandes cosas como atole de capulín, tamal de capulín etc. El grupo "Capulines" esta conformado por cinco mujeres y un hombre son personas muy responsables pero sobretodo muy trabajadores los integrantes estan solicitando un credito a la institucion para invertirle a sus actividades economicas como Sabina comprara alimento para sus cerdos que necesita para engordar sus animales, Esperanza comprara borregos chicos para cria y engorda, Teresa comprara materiales para su ciber cafe, Raul ocupara su credito para abastecer su tienda de abarrotes y Viviana invertira en sus productos de bisuteria. Doña Apolonia quien tambien forma parte del grupo platica que tiene 58 años de edad es una mujer viuda toda su vida ha vivido en la comunidad. Doña Apolonia platica qe con su credito quiere retomar su tienda de abarrotes anteriormente ya tenia una dicha actividad economica la aprendio porque sus padres se dedicaban a la venta de abarrotes. Tiene un hijo en E.U el cual le envio un poco de dinero para iniciar con la tienda de abarrotes pero no le alcanza es por eso que esta solicitando el credito para comprar, azucar, sal, refrescos, huevo, leche, detergentes, productos enlatados. Etc. La señora Apolonia argumenta "Tuve que cerrar el negocio porque en ese tiempo todas mis hijas estudiaban y no nos alcanzaba para seguir invirtiendole a la tienda de abarrotes" Pero Doña Apolonia esta muy contenta porque gracias al prestamo de Vision Fund y KIVA podra tener nuevamente su tienda de abarrotes.El sueño de Doña Apolonia es volver a tener su tiendita de abarrotes como lo tenia anteriormente y no tener preocupaciones economicas mas adelante.

Previous Loan Details

The group "Capulines" is found in a very remote area that you can only reach by food since there is no transportation to this community. Most of the people here cultivate corn. They chose their group name because where they meet there are a lot of capulines [a type of cherry]. They are a small gr... More from Capulines Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,058,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Capulines Group's $1,825 loan helped a member to buy sugar, salt, eggs, soft drinks, bread, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013