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La Colonia Group
In this Group: Josefina, Luciana , Trinidad, Rosa Elena, Angela, Rubicela, Ofelia , Nicolas, Alejandra, Leonor Amapola, Carmen , Maria , Claudia
The La Colonia group is made up of 13 people who are cheerful and enterprising. Each of them performs an economic activity with the intention of earning money to offer his or her family a better quality of life. The group is located 20 minutes away from the Miguel Alemán hydroelectric dam.

Luciana is one of the members of the group. She is 45 years old. She was only able to go to primary school. She is married to Juan and has a son. Luciana says that for more than 15 years, she has sold snacks. She sells in the primary school in her community during recess. She says that although she only sells for a half hour, her job starts very early at home, making her snacks and at 9:30 she goes to the school to set up her sales spot so that when the children come out at recess at 10:30 she starts to sell. With her husband's help, she also sells pork, chicarrones, longaniza, carne enchilada and carnitas once a week in order to make extra income.

What she likes the most about her activity, in addition to earning her own money, is when people like her food. She says that she has customers in Tuxtepec and Oaxaca who come to visit her when she is on vacation to buy her longaniza or carne enchilada and they take them to other places. This makes her happy.

She will invest this loan in buying beans, cheese, corn meal dough, chiles, eggs, oil, lettuce, tomatoes, gas and meat in order to make the snacks, and pork for the meat selling. In the future, she would like to open a butcher shop in her home, as well as improve her family's quality of life and build a house.

The other members of the group are:

Josefina- selling shoes
Trinidad- selling chicken
Rosa Elena- selling groceries
Rubicela- selling clothes
Ofelia- selling groceries
Nicolas- growing corn
Alejandra- selling shoes
Leonor- blacksmithing
Carmen- to sell chicken
María- to sell shoes
Claudia- to sell drinks
Angela- to sell groceries
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Grupo La Colonia esta integrado por 13 personas, alegres y emprendedoras, cada una de ellas desarrolla una actividad económica con la intensión de ganar su propio dinero para brindar a su familia una mejor calidad de vida. Este grupo se encuentra ubicado a solo 20 minutos de la presa hidroeléctrica Miguel Alemán.
Doña Luciana es uno de los integrantes de dicho Grupo, ella tiene 45 años de edad, solo tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar primaria y esta casada con el señor Julian con el cual tiene un hijo.
Doña Luciana platica que por mas de 15 años se ha dedicado a la venta de antojitos, ella realiza sus ventas en la escuela primaria de su comunidad en la hora del recreo.
Ella dice que aunque su venta es de solo media hora, su trabajo inicia desde muy temprano en su hogar con la preparación de sus antojitos y alas 9:30 se va a la escuela a instalar su puesto para cuando salgan los niños al recreo a las 10:30 iniciar a vender. Ella ademas con la ayuda de su esposo realiza ventas de carne de cerdo, chicarrones, longaniza, carne enchilada y carnitas, una vez a la semana para obtener un ingreso extra.
Los que mas le gusta de su actividad ademas de ganar su propio dinero es cuando a la gente le gusta su comida y comenta que ha tenido clientes en Tuxtepec y Oaxaca, que cuando están de vacaciones la visitan para comprarle su longaniza o carne enchilada y se llevan a otros lugares esto le hace que ella se sienta feliz.
Ella invertirá este crédito en la compra de Frijol,queso,masa, chiles, huevo,aceite, lechuga, tomates, gas y carne para la elaboración de sus antojitos y cerdo para hacer su venta de carne.
A futuro le gusta poner una carniceria en su hogar, así como mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y construir su casa.
Los demas integrantes del grupo son:
Josefina-venta de zapatos
Trinidad-Venta de pollo
Rosa Elena-Venta de abarrotes
Rubicela-Venta de ropa
Ofelia-venta de abarrotes
Nicolas-Cultivo de Maiz
Alejandra-Venta de zapatos
Leonor-servicio de Herreria
Carmen-Venta de pollo
María-venta de zapatos
Claudia-Venta de Refrescos
Angela-Venta de abarrotes

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
  • 60
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Colonia Group's $7,700 loan helped a member to buy beans, cheese, corn meal dough, chiles, eggs,oil, meat, lettuce, tomatoes, gas and pork.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jul 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013