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La Selva Primera Group
In this Group: Felicitas , Susana , Lea , Andrea , Maria Del Rosario, Ramona , Jacinta
In a community outlying the state of Oaxaca, the people devote themselves to agriculture or livestock. Some of the adults from the jungle speak Mazateco, their maternal language. Other special characteristics of this place are the vegetation and the hills that are around it. In this place there is a chapel, where there is mass every weekend, a primary school, a preschool, and a high school through satellite television. Some students attend high school in other communities.

“La Selva Primera" is a communal bank comprised of seven hard-working women. Each one of them works at a different productive financial activity. Susana- Sells fruit, Lea- Sells shoes by catalog, Andrea- Sells shoes by catalog, Maria- Raises and sells pigs, Ramona- Sells snacks, Jacinta- Sells cosmetics by catalog, and Felicitas- Sells stationery items and snacks.

Felicitas is also a member of the group. Six years ago she established a small stationery business in her home. On the weekends she sells snacks. Taking care of her mother is something that she really likes.

She has requested a loan in order to expand her stationery business. In order to do so she will buy paper, shelves, notebooks, crayons, pencil sharpeners, geometry sets, toner for copiers, white pages, glue, clay, pencils, and pens. This way she will have better stock to offer her customers, and they will not have to travel an hour by bus to buy some of these items. With the income that she gets she will remodel the place so that in the future she can put up a refreshment stand and generate more income this way.
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En una comunidad alejada en el estado de Oaxaca, las personas se dedican la agricultura o ganadería, algunos adultos de la selva hablan el mazateco, su lengua materna. Otra característica especial del lugar es la vegetación y los cerros que la rodean, en la localidad hay un capilla donde cada fin de semana hay misa, una escuela primaria, un preescolar y una telesecundaria, algunos alumnos asisten a la preparatoria en otras comunidades.

“La Selva Primera” es un grupo de préstamo integrado por 7 mujeres trabajadoras, cada una de ellas se dedica a una actividad económica productiva diferente: Susana- Venta De Frutas, Lea- Venta De Calzado Por Catalogo, Andrea- Venta De Calzado Por Catálogo, Maria- Cria Y Venta De Cerdo, Ramona- Venta De Antojitos, Jacinta- Venta cosméticos por catálogo y Felicitas- papelería y venta de anotojitos.

Felicitas es también integrante del grupo y desde hace 6 años ha establecido en su hogar una pequeña papelería y los fines de semana vende antojitos. El hacerse cargo de su mamá es algo que le gusta demasiado. Ha solicitado un préstamo con el fin de ampliar su papelería, es por eso que comprará papel, anaqueles, libretas ,colores, sacapuntas,juegos de geometría, tóner para la copiadora, hojas blancas, pegamento, plastilina, lápiz, lapiceros, par de esta manera ofrecer un mejor surtido a sus clientes y no se vean en la necesidad de viajar una hora en autobús para realizar la compra de alguno de estos artículos. Con las ganancias obtenidas remodelará el local para futuramente poner una refresquería y de esta manera generar más ingresos.

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,358,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Selva Primera Group's $3,175 loan helped a member to buy stock for her stationery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 6, 2014
Listed
Jul 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2014