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Cañaveral (Flat) Group
In this Group: Emilia, Selene, Lucina , Elodia
There exists a small group of enterprising woman in the community of Jobo. Emilia has a taxi service; Selene sells natural products; Lucina sells cosmetics; Elodia sells snacks. In this community the main source of employment is found in the fields, planting and growing sugar cane.

Emilia is 43 years old, is married with Agustín and they have one child. She only studied up to High School. Emilia says that she has had her taxi service for more than 7 years. It is difficult to get to the community as there is little transportation. So some people in the community stop on the outskirts of town and serve as collective taxis. She adds that she also makes special trips when her clients request it.

The loan from VisionFund would help her buy parts and make repairs to her taxi so she can continue with this service. Emilia would like to offer her family a better quality of life and that her son has the opportunity to study to become a professional.
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En la comunidad del Jobo existe un pequeño grupo integrado por 4 mujeres emprendedoras: Emilia servicio de taxi, Selene venta de productos naturistas, Lucina venta de cosmeticos, Elodia venta de antojitos. En esta comunidad la principal fuente de empleo se encuentra en el campo en la siembra y cultivo de caña de azucar.

Doña Emilia tiene la edad de 43 años, solo estudio la preparatoria y está casada con el señor Agustín con el cual tiene un hijo, ella platica que por más de 7 años se han dedicado a brindar el servio de taxi ya que para llegar a su comunidad es un poco dificil ya que hay poco transporte, entonces algunas personas de la comunidad se detienen a la orrilla de la comunidad con sus coches y fungen como taxis colectivos. Ella comenta que tambien hacen viajes especiales cuando sus clientes lo requieren.

Un credito de VisionFund le ayudará a comprar refacciones y dar mantenimiento a su taxi para continuar brindado este servicio.

A Emilia le gustaría poder brindar a su familia una mejor calidad de vida y que su hijo tenga oportunidad de estudiar una carrera profesional.

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.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,021,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cañaveral (Flat) Group's $1,700 loan helped a member to maintain a taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 2, 2014