Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Colonia Zapata Group
In this Group: Leonarda, Andrea , Aurelia, Martha , Ofelia, Maria Maxima
The "Colonia Zapata" group is from a very beautiful community known for its cornfields but above all for the unfailing kindness of its people. The group consists of six very hard-working women who place the welfare of their families above all else. One of the members, Doña Andrea, noted, "It was our choice because there is another group in the community with a very similar name." She is 42 and married to Germán, a construction worker. They have four children who are all still dependents, three of whom are in school. For ten years, Doña Andrea has raised sheep and sold them. She buys the sheep young for the sole purpose of fattening and selling them. She is requesting this loan to purchase more sheep and feed. Doña Andrea began to help care for her father's sheep when she was a young girl and her mother died. She helped her father increase the family's income to meet the expenses of her raising her younger siblings. "When I got married, I also wanted to help my husband with the cost of raising our children. A loan helped me raise more sheep. Raising sheep is very good because many times we can sell them when we don't have money, which gets us through tough times. The only problem Doña Andrea has had in the past ten years has been when her sheep become sick and die. Sheep deaths represent losses of both income and investments to Doña Andrea. She therefore tries to take excellent care of them and has a veterinarian examine them every two to three months. Doña Andrea works long hours caring for her sheep so she can provide her children an education. Her dream is for one of the children to have a professional career. The other members of the "Colonia Zapata" group are very happy and grateful to KIVA and Vision Fund because they'll be able to invest in their businesses. Doña Leonarda, Aurelia, and Maxima will purchase sheep, Martha will purchase feed for her animals, and Ofelia will buy feed for the calves she keeps at her home.
View original language description ↓
El Grupo "Colonia Zapata" esta ubicado en una comunidad muy bonita, caracterizada por la siembra de su maíz pero sobre todo porque los vecinos de la misma comunidad son muy amables siempre. El grupo lo conforman seis mujeres muy trabajadoras siempre pensando en el bienestar de su familia. Doña Andrea, uno de los miembros, comentó "Fue nuestra opción porque en esta misma comunidad hay otro grupo que tiene un nombre muy parecido" Doña Andrea tiene 42 años de edad está casada con el señor Germán quien trabaja como albañil, juntos han formado una familia con cuatro niños que aun dependen de ellos. Tres niños aún se encuentran estudiando. Doña Andrea se dedica a la engorda y venta de borregos desde hace 10 años. Esta vez esta solicitando el credito para comprar mas borregos y pastura, los compra medianos solo para engordarlos por un tiempo para después venderlos, comenta como inicio su actividad. Desde pequeña, Andrea que perdió a su madre, ayudaba a cuidar los borregos de su padre porque mientras él trabaja también se dedicaba a la cría de borregos para su venta y así obtener un ingreso mas para solventar los gastos de sus hermanos más pequeños. "Cuando me case yo también quería ayudar a mi esposo con los gastos de mis hijos y gracias al crédito he podido hacer crecer el numero de mis borregos. La cria de los borregos es muy buena porque muchas veces cuando no tenemos dinero podemos vender nuestros borreguitos y así salir del apuro económico". Durante los diez años la única dificultad de Doña Andrea es cuando sus animalitos enferman y llegan a morir para Doña Andrea son perdidas de ganancias e inversión, aunque trata de cuidarlos mucho cada dos o tres meses su veterinario los revisa, Doña Andrea trabaja mucho en la cría de sus borregos para darle educación a sus hijos su sueño es que uno de sus hijos tenga alguna carrera profesional. Las integrantes del grupo al igual que Doña Andrea están muy contentas y agradecidas con KIVA y Vision Fund porque podrán invertir en sus negocios como Doña Leonarda, Aurelia, Maxima invertirá en Borregos, Martha invertirá en Pastura para sus animalitos, Ofelia invertirá pastura para sus becerros que tiene en casa.

Additional Information

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.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 12
    View loans »
    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,789,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Colonia Zapata Group's $6,950 loan helped a member to purchase sheep and feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 10, 2013
Listed
Jun 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014