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El Rincon Group
In this Group: Gonzalo, Silvino, Albina, Eliseo, Jose Juan, Ausencio*, Camila, Maria Del Carmen
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Update on El Rincon Group

Jose Juan is a hard worker and lives in Mazahua. He works in the sale of fruits and vegetables in Mexico City. He has a place in the center of the grocery store. He says that he works Monday through Friday and Friday night he returns to his neighborhood. His father helps him to sell on Saturday and Sunday. He says that he learned the business from his father because he did not earn enough as a laborer that his father would take him to work in the storefront in Mexico. Eight years ago he become independent which had taken time because he wanted to earn his own income and also because he was young and had to support his family. He made them a small house to live in. He says that with a lot of effort he has been able to get his family ahead. He has two children who are studying and he wants them to have a career because working as a salesman is very difficult.

He is requesting a loan to purchase fruit and vegetables that are in season in the central grocery store to resell them at his store. He says that thanks to VisionFund his business has grown. Jose Juan had to stop working for a time because he had a motorcycle accident and had a foot fracture. It was impossible for him to travel to complete his payments. Now that he is well he wants to supply more fruit at a good quality to sell more because his clients search for quality at low prices.

The other members of the group are: Gonzalo, Silvino, Ausencio, Camila, Albina, Eliseo and María Carmen. They invest in their business such as the growing of avocado, to purchase supplies to improve garden and to purchase fruit and vegetables in season, and the purchase and breading of sheep.
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José Juan es un muchacho trabajador el vive en una localidad Mazahua, el se dedica al comercio de frutas y legumbres en la ciudad de México ya que tiene un puesto en la central de abastos, dice que trabaja de lunes a viernes y por la noche del viernes se regresa a su comunidad y su padre le ayuda a vender los días sábados y domingos, dice que emprendió su padre el negocio y como no alcanzaba lo que ganaba como jornalero su papa se lo llevo a trabajar en el puesto de México, con el tiempo hace 8 años se independizo ya que quería ganar su propio capital y también porque se caso joven y tenía que mantener a su familia y hacerles una casita para vivir, dice que con mucho esfuerzo ha sacado adelante su familia y mas porque dos de sus hijos estudian y quiere que tengan una carrera ya que el trabajo de comerciante es muy pesado, el está pidiendo un crédito para comprar frutas y legumbres de temporada ahí mismo en la central de abastos para revender en su puesto, dice que gracias a VisionFund su negocio ha crecido. José Juan dejo descansar un ciclo porque tuvo un accidente en una moto y que estuvo fracturado de su pie y le era imposible viajar para hacer sus pagos, ahora que está bien quiere surtir un poco mas de fruta de mejor calidad para vender un poco mas ya que es lo que busca el cliente calidad y bajos precios. Los demás integrantes del grupo se llaman Gonzalo, Silvino, Ausencio, Camila, Albina, Eliseo y María Carmen ellos invertirán en sus negocios de cultivo de aguacate y para la compra de insumos para mejorar huerto, para la compra de frutas y legumbres de temporada y para la compra de borregos para cría y venta.

Previous Loan Details

Don Silvino is from an indigenous Mazahua community, in which the majority of people work making handicrafts from the Ocoshal leaf and woven wool. Don Silvino has made a living raising sheep for over 30 years. This is because he never studied, as his parents did not have the means to send him ... More from El Rincon Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,636,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Rincon Group's $4,200 loan helped a member to purchase fruit and vegetables in season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014