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Las Estrellitas (Flat) Group
In this Group: Maricela , Isabel , Maribel , Marina , Margarita

Update on Las Estrellitas (Flat) Group

In a municipality of Mexico, Santa Teresa de Limas is celebrated with a party that almost everyone in the community attends. They set off fireworks, organize a football tournament, and, of course, there is a parade for the Saint on the main street.

The main activity in this region is agriculture. The inhabitants work growing sugar cane, rubber (where tree resin is obtained), nance and quality woods. It is a community with Christian roots, which is surprising seeing as how the women also work in the fields to support their spouses. It's for this reason that the savings group is called "Las Estrellitas". It is made up of five working women, each of whom has a productive economic activity.

Maribel sells handmade tortillas, Maricela sells chickens, Marina sells doughnuts, Margarita sells Berteware products and Isabel sells tacos.

Doña Isabel has worked for three years selling tacos on the weekends. With her earnings she has been able to support her spouse with their household expenses along with her daughters. She is a happy, friendly woman who decided to request another loan in order to buy meat, chiles, a taco grill, gas, vegetables and chairs, which she will use to sell steak tacos, sausage, etc. With her earnings she will cover her loan payments over time and seek out ways to expand the taqueria more. She mentioned that she also assists her spouse out in the field.
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En un municipio de México, se festeja a Santa Teresa De Limas con una mis a la que asisten casi todos los habitantes del pueblo, se lanzan fuegos artificiales, se organiza un torneo de futbol y, por supuesto, un paseo de la Santa por la calle principal.

La actividad principal en este lugar es la agricultura: los habitantes se dedican a la siembra de caña, hule(de donde se obtiene resina de árbol), nanche y maderas preciosas. Es una comunidad de raíces cristianas, resulta sorprendente ver como las mujeres también trabajan en campo y apoyan a sus esposos, es por eso el nombre del grupo “Las Estrellitas” conformado por 5 mujeres trabajadoras teniendo cada una de ellas una actividad económica productiva.
Maribel-Venta de tortillas Hechas a Mano, Maricela-Venta De Pollo, Marina-Venta De Donas, Margarita-Venta De Producto Berteware e Isabel-Venta de Tacos.

Doña Isabel se ha dedicado desde hace ya 3 años a la venta de tacos los fines de semana, con las ganancias ha apoyado a su esposo con los gastos de la casa, de igual manera a sus hijas, es una señora alegre, amable, quien decidió pedir nuevamente un préstamo para comprar carne, chiles, comal taquero,gas,verduras, sillas pues venderá tacos de bistec, longaniza, etc. Con sus ganancias cubrirá en tiempo y forma los pagos del préstamo y buscara la manera de ampliar mas la taquería, comenta que también ayuda a su esposo en el campo.

Previous Loan Details

“Las Estrellitas” (flat) group is nine women each with her own economic activity aimed at earning income of her own to provide their families with better quality of life. They are: Maricela who sells crafts, Isabel who sells tacos, María who sells fast-food snacks, Zuleyma who sells lingerie, M... More from Las Estrellitas (Flat) Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Estrellitas (Flat) Group's $1,775 loan helped a member to purchase meat, chiles, chairs, gas, vegetables and a taco grill.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014