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Poetas Group
In this Group: Rodrigo, Irma, Teresa, Eduardo, Beatriz, Elizabeth, Maria Alejandra, Pablo, Guadalupe, Ricarda*, Roberto
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Update on Poetas Group

Alejandra, 44, is married to Roberto. They have had a laundromat for more than 10 years. They have three children, two in elementary school and one in secondary school.

She says that several years ago a friend invited her to work with VisiónFund to improve her business, which she has done. She rented a place near downtown. It's going better for her than before because the first one was in her house and not very visible. Also, over time she improved and bought special machines for dry cleaning and higher-quality machines. She says, "I like for my customers to be satisfied with my service. Thanks to my excellent work I have attracted more customers."

She says she started this business because she was working in a laundry. Then she left and set up her own business. She says what people like most is her affordable prices.

She cleans everything from normal clothing to leather jackets, tennis shoes, quilts, dress clothing, suits, and many other things. She says that over time she has had mishaps with the clothing but that this has given her more experience and now she very carefully washes all the clothing that it brought to her.

Right now she's requesting the loan to buy bleach, soap, gas, a variety of stain-removal products, fabric softener, etc., to give better service.

The other members of the group are Guadalupe, Rodrigo, Irma, Ricarda, Teresa, Eduardo, Beatriz, Elizabeth, Pablo, and Roberto. They will invest in businesses such as a unisex beauty salon, buying spare auto parts to sell in repair shops, seasonal fruits and vegetables, buying shoes, clothing catalogues, buying ice pops to sell, and buying fried food, sweets, and refreshments to sell.
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Doña Alejandra tiene 44 años de edad, ella es casada con el señor Roberto con el cual tiene una tintorería desde hace mas de 10 años, ellos tienen tres hijos los cuales, dos estudian la primaria y una la secundaria. Dice que hace varios años la invitó una amiga a trabajar con VisiónFund para mejorar su negocio y eso ha hecho que a través de estos rentó un local cerca del centro de su población y que le va mejor que antes ya que primero la tenía en su casa y no era muy visible y con el tiempo también fue perfeccionando y comprando maquinas especiales para lavar ropa en seco y lavadoras de mejor calidad ella dice “me gusta que mis clientes queden satisfechos con el servicio que brindo y gracias a que doy excelencia en mi trabajo he tenido mas clientela”. Dice que ella empezó con este negocio porque ella trabajaba en una tintorería. Ella después se salió y puso su propio negocio y dice que lo que la gente le gusta mas es que da precios accesibles. Ella lava desde ropa normal, hasta chamarras de piel, tenis, edredones, ropa de la iglesia, trajes y muchas cosas mas, platica que con el tiempo si ha tenido percances con la ropa pero a través de eso a agarrado mas experiencia y ahora toda la ropa que le llevan la lava con mucho cuidado. Ahorita ella esta pidiendo el crédito porque comprara, cloro, jabón, gas, diferentes líquidos que ocupa para eliminar manchas, suavizante de telas etc, para dar un servicio de mejor calidad. Los demás integrantes del grupo se llaman Guadalupe, Rodrigo, Irma, Ricarda, Teresa, Eduardo, Beatriz, Elizabeth, Pablo y Roberto ellos invertirán en sus negocios como diferentes productos que se ocupan en estética unisex, en la compra de refacciones para vehículo que venden en refaccionarias, en la compra de frituras, dulces, refrescos para su venta, para la compra de frutas y legumbres de temporada, para la compra de zapatos, ropa por catalogo y en la compra de paletas de hielo para su venta.

Previous Loan Details

Guadalupe is 38 years old. She is originally from a place full of the rich history of Mexico. Also very close to there is the sanctuary of the monarch butterflies, where year after year the butterflies arrive from Canada, producing an unequaled spectacle. Her area presents itself as one of the p... More from Poetas Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,116,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Poetas Group's $7,375 loan helped a member to buy bleach, soap, gas, stain removers, fabric softener, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013