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Caridad Group
In this Group: Alejandra, Cristina, Amalia , Karla Selene, Luz Maria , Maria Victoria, Susana, Maura *, Edith, Mariana, Isabel
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This group’s name is Caridad and is composed of eleven enterprising women. The group is from Victoria, a community where the main sources of employment are the sugar cane fields and a glass factory.

Luz María is 52 years old. She finished high school and is married to Raúl, who works in the cane fields. The couple have two kids, one man that is still dependent on them and a 22-year-old daughter, Amairan, who studies at the university, and is also still dependent on her parents. However, Luz Maria also takes care of one of her grandchildren, Catarina, who is 15 and goes to high school. She has been with the couple since she was little.

Luz says that she always wanted to work and make her own money, but five years ago she started selling shoes, since her daughter started studying away from home and they could not cover the expenses. Little by little, she started becoming well-known with her shoes business and has now many customers. She sells door-to-door, showing her customers her catalogs and taking orders that she delivers after some time. With a loan from VisionFund, she will be able to buy different shoes and continue selling. She will use the profits to continue paying for her daughter’s and granddaughter’s studies.

The remaining members are:
Alejandra, who sells shoes; Cristina, who raises pigs; Amalia, who sells food; Karla, who sells cheese; Maria Victoria, who sells meat; Susana, who sells spare parts; Maura, who sells food and desserts; Edith, who sells clothes; Mariana, who sells pigs; and Isabel, who sells beverages.
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Caridad es el nombre de un grupo integrado por 11 mujeres emprendedoras, este grupo está ubicado en la comunidad de la victoria donde la principal fuente de empleo es el campo en la siembra y cultivo de caña de azúcar y la fabrica vidriera.
Luz María tiene la edad de 52 años, estudio la secundaria y esta casada con el señor Raúl que es cañero. La pareja tuvo dos hijos, un hombre que ya es dependiente y una hija de 22 años de nombre Amairan que estudia la carrera y aún está a cargo de la pareja. Sin embargo, Luz María también se encarga de proveer a su nieta Catarina, de 15 años que asiste a la secundaria. Catarina quedó a cargo de la pareja desde pequeño.

Luz María comenta que siempre tuvo la inquietud de iniciar a trabajar para ganar su propio dinero pero fue hace 5 años cuando inicio a vender zapatos ya que su hija iniciaba la carrera y tenía que salir a estudiar fuera no les alcanzaba para cubrirlos gastos, ella poco a poco fue ganado popularidad con su venta de zapatos y actualmente ya tiene mucho clientes, ella realiza sus ventas casa por casa va mostrando a sus clientes sus catálogos y levantando pedidos los cuales surte posteriormente y entrega. Un crédito de VisionFund le ayudará comprar variedad de zapatos para continuar con sus ventas y sus ganancias las empleara en seguir pagando los estudios de su hija y su nieta.
Los demás integrantes de grupo son:
Alejandra venta de calzado,
Cristina cría de cerdos,
Amalia venta de comida,
Karla venta de quesos,
Maria Victoria venta de carne,
Susana refaccionaria,
Maura venta de comida y postres
Edith venta de ropa
Mariana cria de cerdos.
Isabel venta de refrescos.

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
  • 14
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Caridad Group's $5,350 loan helped a member to buy different types of shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2013
Listed
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014