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Picaflor Group
In this Group: Blanca, Mary, Elena, Adriana, Venancia, Mery Rosalia, Magdalena, Nancy, Leocadia, Zenon Julio, Jimena, Filomena, Carolina, Claudia Ximena*
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The Picaflor group is maD. up of 14 people, among them 13 women and one man, Zeñon, who works selling household gadgets on the plaza "16 D. julio" . Apart from that work, Zeñon is also a carpenter who sells furniture on the same plaza on fair days. Doña Blanca, the founder of the group, returns in this third loan cycle with an excellent payment history earned in the two previous cycles. She travels to the Desguadero River transporting merchandise back and forth. The other members of the group work handcrafting sweaters and shawls. Most of the group's members have stable businesses and average earnings. Mary sells essential and convenience store items, Elena sells CDs, Adriana and Venancio weave blankets, Rosalia has a general store, Magdalena sells clothing for infants, Nancy has a grocery store, Leocadia sells stockings, Jimena sells lingerie, Filomena makes sweaters, Carolina sells shoes and finally, Carolina tends to her own grocery stand.

Translated from Spanish by Erin Corcoran, Kiva volunteer.

Grupo conformado por 14 personas entre el grupo D. mujeres existe un varón, Zenón, que se dedica a la venta D. artefactos en la 16 D. julio, a parte D. esa actividad es carpintero que en días D. feria va a vender muebles en la 16 D. julio. Doña Blanca fundadora del grupo Picaflor ingresa como nueva en este tercer ciclo con un antecedente muy bueno que se gano en los dos ciclos anteriores. Esta señora se dedica a la venta D. artefactos y general. Ella viaja al desaguadero llevando y trayendo mercadería. Las otras socias se dedican al tejido D. chompas y mantillas. La mayoría tiene negocios estables y con ingresos medios. Mary tiene una venta D. viveres, Elena venD. CDs, Adriana y Venancio tejen mantas, Rosalia se dedica al comercio general, Magdalena venD. ropa D. bebe, Nancy tiene su tienda D. abarrotes, Leocadia venD. medias, Jimena venD. lencería, Filomena teje chompas, Carolina venD. calzados y por último Carolina atienD. en su puesto D. 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.

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