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El Fresno De La Soledad Group
In this Group: Francisca, Rogelio, Juan, Luis Antonio

Update on El Fresno De La Soledad Group

Francisca is 46 years old. She is a hardworking woman. She likes the land where she lives; it is a place full of vegetation and beautiful views. They named their group "El Fresno de la Soledad" ["The Ash of Solitude"] because where they were meeting, there was a big ash tree, and to locate the group quickly, they gave it that name. She says that she is sad right now because her father-in-law is very ill. He was a member of the group and a very hardworking gentleman; now his health is very delicate, so she is taking care of him.

Francisca earns her living growing avocados. Where she lives, she has a big field where she grows corn, marigolds, peaches, a stubble crop, etc. She says that she has the field divided in half; in one half she has the avocado orchard, and in the other half, she grows the other crops. She is requesting a loan because she wants to buy fertilizers and insecticides to strengthen her avocado trees; she has small fruit right now, and to keep them from falling off, she needs to apply these materials. She says that she has 180 trees and she and her husband take care fo them because they hope to one day leave them to their children as an inheritance.

She says that Vision Fund has made several loans to her and that she has paid all of them back well, and that thanks to those loans, she has been able to make her farm grow. She says that with the profits that she will earn from her avocado crop, she is planning to buy a higher-capacity pump to water her trees. The other members fo the group are named Rogelio, Juan, and Luis Antonio. They will invest in the purchase of items to stock a grocery store and supplies to improve the conditions of avocado orchards.
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Doña Francisca tiene 46 años edad, ella es una mujer trabajadora; le gusta la tierra en donde vive, es un lugar lleno de vegetación y con unas vistas hermosas. Le pusieron a su grupo el Fresno de la Soledad ya que donde se juntaban había un gran árbol de fresno y para ubicar rápido el grupo le pusieron así, dice que ahorita ella esta triste porque su suegro está muy enfermito y que el formaba parte del grupo que era un señor muy trabajador y ahorita lo tiene muy delicado de salud ya que ella lo cuida.
Francisca se dedica al cultivo de aguacates, dinde vive tiene un gran terreno en el cual cultiva maíz, flores de cempasúchil, duraznos, rastrojo etc. Dice que el terreno lo tiene dividido en dos partes en una parte tiene el huerto de aguacate y en el otro lado es donde siembra, ella está pidiendo un crédito por que quiere comprarle a sus árboles de aguacate abonos e insecticidas para reforzarlos ya que ahorita tienen el fruto pequeño y para que no se les caiga el fruto necesita ponerle los insumos, dice que tiene 180 árboles y entre su esposo y ella los cuidan ya que es lo que de herencia le dejaran a sus hijos.
Platica que Visión Fund le ha hecho varios créditos y que en todos ha pagado bien y que gracias a estos ella a podido hacer crecer su huerto, platica que con lo que le baya a dejar de ganancias sus aguacates ella piensa comprar una bomba con mas capacidad para regar sus árboles. Los demás integrantes del grupo se llaman Rogelio, Juan y Luis Antonio ellos invertirán en la compra de artículos para surtir una tienda de abarrotes y para la compra de insumos para mejorar las condiciones de huertos de aguacate.

Previous Loan Details

Don Juan is 61 and married to Señora Angelina. Living with them are one daughter who studying nursing in college and two grandchildren. They help one of their daughters to support her children. Juan belongs to a group called El Fresno de la Soledad [The Ash Tree of La Soledad]. He says that they… More from El Fresno De La Soledad Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,541,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Fresno De La Soledad Group's $3,550 loan helped a member to purchase supplies for growing avocados, like fertilizers, lime, insecticides, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013