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La Sorpresa Group
In this Group: Francisca , Simona , Mayte, Felipa, Demetria , Ana Bertha, Susana, Catalina, Yolanda
“La Sorpresa” or “the surprise” is the name of the group formed by cheerful and entrepreneurial women. Each one of them develops a line of work with the goal of providing a better quality of life to their family. This group is located in a community located on the edge of a highway and its people work in the care and cultivation of its mango groves

Francisca is one of the members of the group. She is 45 and only studied through primary school. She is married to Marcelino and they have a ten-year-old. Francisca says that for over 15 years she and her husband have sold pork and corn flour together. They make their sales in their community with their friends and neighbors. They sell corn flour every day. One day ahead of time they put the corn to boil, and the next day they mill it, then go out to sell their product. They sell pork once a week. They take orders, then the next day the clean the pig. Then they deliver the meat and other derivatives such as chicharrones [pork rind], offal, and carnitas [barbequed pork]. This way they can earn a little bit more.

She has requested this loan to invest in pigs and corn, and do maintenance on their mill to continue with their sales. She hopes that her business can continue prospering, and in the future, she would like to construct some corrals to raise their pigs.

The other members of the group are:

Simona – underwear sales
Mayte – soft drink sales
Felipa – auto repair shop
Demetria – embroidery
Ana Bertha – cosmetics sales
Susana – cosmetics sales
Catalina – clothing sales
Yolanda – soft drink sales
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"La Sorpresa" es el nombre de un grupo formado por mujeres alegres y emprendedoras, cada una de ellas desarrolla una actividad económica con el propósito de brindar una mejor calidad de vida a sus familias. Este grupo esta ubicado en una comunidad ubicada a la orilla de carretera y su gente se dedica al cuidado y cultivos en sus fincas de Mangos.

Doña Francisca es una de las integrantes del grupo, ella tiene 45 años de edad, solo estudio la primaria, esta casada con el señor Marcelino y tiene una hija de 10 años.
Doña Francisca platica que junto a su esposo por mas de 15 años se han dedicado a la venta de carne de cerdo y masa. Sus ventas las realizan en su comunidad con sus amigos y vecinos, la venta de masa es todos los días un día antes pone a hervir el maíz al día siguiente lo muele y sale a vender su producto.
La venta de carne de cerdo la realiza una vez por semana ofrece la carne, levantando pedidos y al día siguiente limpia su cerdo, sale a entregar la carne y otros derivados como chicharrones, asadura y carnitas, así le gana un poco más.

Ella ha solicitado este crédito para invertirlo en la compra de cerdo, maíz y darle mantenimiento a su molino para continuar con sus ventas.

Ella espera que su negocio continúe prosperando y a futuro le gustaría construir unos corrales para criar a sus cerdos.

Los demás integrantes del grupo son:
Simona-Venta de ropa Interior
Mayte venta de refrescos
Felipa taller mecanico
Demetria Bordados
Ana Bertha venta de cosmeticos
Susana venta de cosmticos
Catalina venta de ropa
Yolanda venta de refrescos

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
  • 88
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,637,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Sorpresa Group's $6,200 loan helped a member perform maintenance on a mill and purchase pigs and corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013