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Barrio La Cañada Group
In this Group: Irma , Maria Elsa, Adriana, Rosario, Ma Rosario*, Maria Veronica, Maria Juana, Ma Marcelina
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Update on Barrio La Cañada Group

The "Barrio La Canada" (La Cañada district) group is made up of eight very hardworking women who all share the same determination to excel in their businesses and support their families. They have known each other for a number of years and during this time they have built up a close and sincere friendship. They live in a Mazahua community where some people still communicate in their native language. Nowadays very few women still wear the typical local dress which is characterized by very bright colors. Something very characteristic of the community where the group is based is its very green pasture land and the beautiful scenery of wooded hills.

Verónica (also called Vero) is a member of the "Barrio La Cañada” group. She is 32 years old, has been married to Esequiel for five years. He works as a civil engineer. Together they have formed a family with two children who attend preschool. Vero has had a grocery store for the past year, which still does not have a name. She says that she wanted to have a grocery store like her father: "When I lived with my father I liked to tend to the store because it everything was sold there and I had a lot of contact with people." She says that she started with very little merchandise, only perishable products like eggs, oils, sardines, tuna, canned beans, detergents, etc.

She did not have shelves or a refrigerator either, and this did not allow her to sell products like ham, cheese, sausages, etc. But, with her savings, with the profits obtained from the sale of her products, she has been able to grow her grocery store. Now she has more merchandise, shelves for her products, and also a refrigerator. Now she does sell all of the products and also can sell cold refreshments which people requested a lot. This time Vero is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise like bread, eggs, milk, sugar, soft drinks, etc.

Her only difficulty is the competition in the same community. However, Vero is not worried because she will continue working very hard in order to have a store just like her father's store. Her father's store has all of the products that Vero is lacking, various things like brooms, mops, dish towels, etc. She says, "This is one of my biggest goals, to have more merchandise, to be able to improve our quality of life, and also to pay for the education costs of our children without worries."

The members of the group are thankful because they will use the loan in their economic activities, which will perhaps help them to improve their profits and expand their business. Irma, Adriana, Marcelina, and María Elsa will invest in their grocery stores, Rosario and María Juana will invest in their sheep, and Ma Rosario will invest in the sale of clothing.
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El grupo “Barrio La Cañada” está integrado por ocho mujeres todas muy trabajadoras con muchas ganas de poder sobresalir en sus negocios y sacar adelante a su familia, se conocen desde hace ya varios años con el tiempo han llegado a construir una gran y sincera amistad. Ellas viven en una comunidad mazahua algunas personas aun se comunican en su lengua indígena, ya son muy pocas las mujeres que aun lucen sus trajes típicos caracterizados por sus colores muy llamativos. Algo muy característico de la comunidad donde se ubica el grupo es su pastizal muy verde y los hermosos paisajes de cerros muy frondosos. Verónica o Vero es integrante del grupo “Barrio La Cañada” ella tiene 32 años de edad está casada con el señor Esequiel desde hace cinco años quien trabaja como ingeniero civil juntos han formado una familia con dos niños los cuales asisten al preescolar, Vero tiene una tienda de abarrotes desde hace un año no tiene ningún nombre dice Ella deseaba tener una tienda de abarrotes como la de su papá “Cuando yo vivía con mi papá me gustaba atender la tienda porque se vendía de todo y además porque tenía mucho contacto con la gente” platica que inicio con muy poquita mercancía solo productos perecederos como huevo, aceites, sardaninas, atunes, frijoles enlatados, detergente, etc. no tenia anaqueles tampoco tenía un refrigerador esto no le permitía vender alimentos lácteos como jamón, queso, salchichas, etc. pero con sus ahorros, con las ganancias obtenidas de la venta de sus productos han podido acrecentar su tienda de abarrotes, ahora ya tiene más mercancía, sus anaqueles para sus productos pero también ya tiene su refrigerador ahora si vende todos los productos también puede vender refrescos fríos los cuales se los solicitaban mucho, esta vez Vero esta solicitando un credito para compar mas mercacia como , pan, huevo, leche, azucar, refrescos etc, su única dificultad es la competencia en su misma comunidad sin embargo Vero no le preocupa porque seguirá trabajando muy duro para lograr tener una tienda igual a la de su papá, la tienda de su papá tiene todo los productos a Vero le hacen falta varias cosas como escobas, mechudos, trapos etc., “Esa es una de mis metas mas grandes lograr tener mercería, para poder mejorar nuestra calidad de vida la de nosotros y también para solventar los gastos de educación de nuestros niños sin preocupaciones”. Los integrantes del grupo están agradecidos porque el crédito lo emplearán en sus actividades económicas lo que quizás les ayudara a aumentar sus ganancias y ampliar su negocio. Doña Irma, Adriana, Marcelina y María Elsa invertirán en sus tiendas de abarrotes, Rosario y María Juana invertirán en sus borregos, Ma Rosario invertirá en la venta de ropa en general.

Previous Loan Details

The "Barrio La Canada" ( La Cañada district ) group is made up of six extremely hardworking women who all share the same determination to excel in their businesses and support their families. They have known each other for a number of years and during this time they have built up a close and si... More from Barrio La Cañada Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 89
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  • $19,621,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Barrio La Cañada Group's $4,225 loan helped a member to buy milk, bread, eggs, soft drinks, canned goods etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2013
Nov 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014