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Los Encinos Group
In this Group: Eulalia, Maria Del Carmen, Maria Luisa, Alicia Dolores, Ricarda, Rosario, Sandra*, Aurora, Maria Isabel
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Update on Los Encinos Group

Alicia is 45 years old, she is part of a group of women who ask for loans and the group is called Los Encinos , She says they named it that because the town is full of encinos [red oaks], although wood cutter have been cutting them down little by little clandestinely. Alicia grow tomatoes and she says that for 6 years she has been working really hard to get ahead in her business. Sometimes she has a lot of losses due to the frosts that come to the community. She says that 3 years ago, she set up a place as a greenhouse where she has her tomatoes so they don't get damaged. Lately, she has obtained better profits although it requires a lot of care and work so the fruit doesn't fall off. She says that she also has some avocado trees, since she has a lot of land. She is asking for a loan to buy fertilizers for the tomatoes and the avocados since they both bear fruit and she wants to earn a little more. She says that she sells by the bushel in the market of Zitacuaro since it is close to her community. The other members of the group are named Eulalia, María del Carmen, María Luisa, Ricarda, Rosario, Sandra, Aurora and María Isabel. They will invest their loans in buying feed for turkeys, and in sheep to sell, to buy materials to make embroidered napkins, fertilizers for growing avocados, pigs, and feed for them.
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Doña Alicia tiene 45 años de edad, ella es parte de un grupo de señoras que piden créditos y su grupo se llama Los Encinos y dice que le pusieron ese nombre porque el pueblo está lleno de encinos aunque poco a poco los talamontes los han ido talando clandestinamente. Alicia se dedica al cultivo de jitomate y dice que desde hace 6 años le ha echado muchas ganas para salir adelante con su negocio, aunque a veces tiene muchas perdidas por las heladas que caen en su comunidad, dice que desde hace 3 años adapto un lugar como un invernadero donde tiene sus jitomates para que no se le quemen y que últimamente ha obtenido mejores ganancias aunque si es de mucho cuidado y trabajo estarlos limpiando para que no se les caiga el fruto, dice que también tiene unos árboles de aguacate ya que tiene un terreno muy amplio, ella está solicitando un crédito para la compra de fertilizantes que le quiere poner al jitomate y al aguacate ya que ambos tienen el fruto y quiere que se den en muy buenas condiciones para así poderle ganar un poco más. Die que sale a venderlos por cubetas a la central de abastos de la población de Zitacuaro ya que queda cerca de su comunidad. Las otras integrantes del grupo se llaman Eulalia, María del Carmen, María Luisa, Ricarda, Rosario, Sandra, Aurora y María Isabel ellas invertirán sus créditos en la compra de alimento para guajolotes y borregos para su venta, para la compra de material para elaborar servilletas bordadas, fertilizantes para cultivo de aguacate, para compra de puercos y alimento para estos.

Previous Loan Details

Ricarda is a hardworking woman. She’s 44-year-old and a widow. She’s a member of the “Los Encinos Ganadería” group. She says they gave it this name because where they live oak trees are common and the ‘ganadería’ part is because most of the members work raising pigs, cattle and sheep. She say... More from Los Encinos Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Encinos Group's $4,950 loan helped a member to buy fertilizer and manure grow tomatoes and avocados.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013