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Union Y Amistad Group
In this Group: Lidia, Ofelia, Marisol, Fabian, Gilberta

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Lidia is 30-years old. She is a native of an indigenous community called Macho de Agua, which adjoins the State of México. An office for Visión Mundial there helps low-income children to have a better quality of life. Lidia has two children who are sponsored by Visión Mundial, and she says that thanks to this organization her children live in better conditions. They are watchful of their nutrition, health and education so they can be productive members of their community and their country. In addition, Lidia gets training on how to have a stable business. She decided eight years ago to have a business raising and selling pigs. Her husband made her a number of pens so she could keep her pigs in good conditions. She says that she decided to sell pigs because in her community nobody was doing so. And so she got excited about it. In addition, the pigs are easy to feed. She says that her husband helps her to sell them, as he takes them in a pick-up truck to a town where there are street markets every Thursday. He sells them there. She says that there are two months a year that she sells a bit more, which are June- because of the school closings- and December- because of the December Christmas celebrations and the New Year. She also says that in her town, people come to her house to buy pigs. She has three big pigs which are the ones that give offspring, so she keeps the big ones. She also has a stud, which she doesn't sell. Right now Lidia is asking for a loan to purchase animal feed and inoculations for the animals to keep them in the best possible condition.
Lidia belongs to a communal bank called "Unión y Amistad" (Union and Friendship) which has been working together for various cycles. She says that they are doing well in their businesses. The other members are Ofelia, Marisol, Fabián and Gilberta. They will invest in their businesses, which are an avocado garden, a school cooperative, medications for a pharmacy and clothing for babies and women.
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Lidia tiene 30 años es originaria de una comunidad indígena llamada Macho de Agua la cual colinda con el Estado de México, en esta localidad se encuentra una oficina de Visión Mundial el cual ayudan a niños de bajos recursos a que tengan una mejor calidad de vida. Lidia tiene dos niños a los cuales están patrocinados en Visión Mundial y dice que gracias a esta organización sus hijos viven en mejores condiciones, están al pendiente de su alimentación, salud y educación esta ultima para ser personas productivas para su comunidad y para su país, además que ha Lidia le dan capacitaciones para que pueda tener un negocio estable. Ella desde hace 8 años tiene un negocio de cría y venta de puercos, su esposo le hizo varios chiqueros para tener sus animales en buenas condiciones, platica que decidió vender puercos porque en su comunidad casi nadie vende, es por eso que ella se animo, además que son fáciles de alimentar, platica que su esposo le ayuda a venderlos ya que se los lleva en una camioneta a venderlos a una población donde hay un tianguis cada jueves y ahí los ofrece en ventas. Dice que hay dos meses al año que es cuando vende un poco mas que es en junio por las clausuras de las escuelas y en diciembre que es por las fiestas decembrinas de la navidad y el año nuevo. Comenta que también en su pueblo ya le van a comprar hasta su casa y que tiene tres puercas grandes que son las que dan las crías y vende todas sus crías y ella se queda con las grandes, también tiene un semental que también ese no lo vende. Ahorita Lidia está pidiendo un crédito para comprar alimentos, vacunas para los animales para mantenerlos en mejores condiciones, ella pertenece a un grupo llamado Unión y Amistad el cual ya van varios ciclos que trabajan juntos y dice que les va muy bien en sus negocios. Los demás integrantes del grupo se llaman Ofelia, Marisol, Fabián y Gilberta ellos invertirán en sus negocios como en una huerta de aguacates, en una cooperativa escolar, en medicamentos para una farmacia, en ropa para bebes y mujeres.

Previous Loan Details

Doña Ofelia is part of the "Unión y Amistad" [Togetherness and Friendship] Group. It's a group located at the border of the Mexican states of Michoacán and México. It is a heavily vegetated indigenous Mazahua region where the people care for and protect the forests from gangs of illegal loggers. ... More from Union Y Amistad Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,636,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Union Y Amistad Group's $4,350 loan helped a member to purchase animal feed and inoculations for pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2013
Aug 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014