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Maripositas Group
In this Group: Luz Maria , Maricela , Maria De Jesus , Dulce Maria , Erika , Alicia *, Ciro Vicente *, Cruz Maria, Joaquina , Oswaldo
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Maripositas is a group made up of 10 cheerful and enterprising people. Each of them has an activity: Luz María sells snacks, Maricela sells candies, beverages and wreaths, Maria de Jesús sells clothes, Dulce Maria sells pastries, Erika has a nutrition club, Alicia also has a nutrition club, Ciro has a metalworking workshop, Cruz Maria sells shoes, Joaquina sells candies and Oswaldo sells pastries. This group is located in Tierra Blanca, where the main economic activity is commerce and it is known for it sunny climate for a big part of the year.

Maricela is one of the members of the group. She is 47 and wasn't able to go to school. She is married to Arturo. She says that she has been a merchant for 27 years. Right now she sells from her home. She sells beverages, fried food and candies. In November she also makes wreaths to sell on the Day of the Dead because people buy them from her and take them to the cemeteries to their family members' graves. She has already started to make the wreaths, but she has asked for this loan because she needs to invest in buying more materials such as flowers, glue and ribbon to make the wreaths, as well as candies, beverages and fried foods to stock her store.

Maricela says that selling the wreaths is only once a year and she should take advantage because she sells a lot because she has been making them for years for her friends and customers who order them ahead of time.

She hopes that with this investment her business will have good earnings since she would like to do some home improvements and do some work on her locale to sell snacks and beverages.

The Mariposas group thanks Kiva and VisionFund for the support they are giving through these loans.
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Maripositas es un grupo integrado por 10 personas alegres y emprendedoras, cada una de ellas desarrolla una actividad: Luz María venta de antojitos, Maricela venta de dulces, refrescos y coronas, Maria de Jesús venta de ropa, Dulce Maria repostería, Erika club de Nutrición, Alicia club de nutrición, Ciro taller de herrería, Cruz Maria venta de calzado, Joaquina venta de dulces y Oswaldo repostería. Este grupo se encuentra ubicado en Tierra blanca, donde la principal actividad económica es el comercio y se conoce por su clima soleado en gran parte del año.

Maricela es uno de los integrantes del grupo ella tiene 47 años de edad, no tuvo oportunidad de estudiar y está casada con Arturo, ella platica que tiene 27 años dedicándose al comercio, actualmente vende desde su hogar, refrescos, frituras y dulces, además en el mes de noviembre realiza coronas para vender en día de muertos ya que la gente acostumbra a comprarlas y llevarlas a los panteones a las tumbas de sus familiares. Ella ya ha empezado a trabajar en la elaboración de sus coronas, pero ha solicitado este crédito ya que necesita invertir en la compra de mas materiales como flores, unicel, celoseda para la elaboración de coranas y dulces, refrescos y frituras para resurtir su tiendita.
Maricela platica esta venta de coronas es solo una vez al años y se debe aprovechar porque se vende mucho, como ella ya tiene años realizándolas sus amigos y clientes le hacen sus pedidos con tiempo.
Ella espera que con esta inversión su negocio deje buenas ganancias ya que le gustaría hacer algunas mejoras a su hogar y acondicionar su local para su venta de golosinas y refrescos.

El Grupo Mariposas agradece a Kiva y a VisionFund por el apoyo que le esta otorgando atravez de estos prestamos.

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
  • 74
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,636,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maripositas Group's $2,900 loan helped a member to buy flowers, glue, ribbons, candies, beverages and fried food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014