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Imperio Group
In this Group: Dulce Maria Leticia , Agustina , Carmina, Raquel , Elizabeth , Andres , Belma Lizeth
The group Imperio was named after the fact of breathing pure air and seeing the changes in nature that happen every day. It has 7 members, who live in a sugar-cane area. Most inhabitants work in agriculture and cultivate this product. The challenge for them is the rainy season, as they need to walk among the furrows of cane, but this is not an issue for those who have devoted and devote part of their lives to this activity.

The group members are: Dulce María (sale of laminated gold), Agustina (sale of sodas), Raquel (sale of sodas), Elizabeth (sale of clothes), Andrés (sale of sodas), Belma (sale of clothes and candy) and Carmina (sale of food). Carmina has devoted 15 years to selling tamales (small steamed cakes of dough made from corn) and antojitos (little cravings). Today she is very popular in the community because of how well she prepares the food. She says she started selling "antojitos" in the street with a basket. She now sells at her house on weekend afternoons. The tamales are still sold in the streets.

She plans to use the loan to buy gas, corn, lime, butter, cheese, meat, chili, disposable plates, cream and plastic bags. Carmina uses what she earns to buy food for her family and to cover expenses (light, water, gas), as well as to make improvements to the location where she sells her "antojitos".

"Thank you for your trust and for helping us to give another step in our business", says Carmina.
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Respirar aire puro y ver día a día los cambios que suele tener la naturaleza es lo que dio origen al nombre del grupo llamado "Imperio" conformado por 7 integrantes los cuales viven en una zona cañera. Precisamente debido este producto, la mayoría de los habitantes de la localidad trabajan como jornaleros en el campo. El reto para los habitante es la temporada de lluvia puesto que deben caminar entre los surcos de la caña, pero eso no importa para las personas que han entregado y entregan parte de su vida al campo.

Los integrantes del grupo son: Dulce María- Venta De Oro Laminado, Agustina- Venta De Refrescos, Raquel- Venta De Refrescos, Elizabeth- Venta De Ropa, Andrés- Venta De Refrescos, Belma- Venta De Ropa Y Dulces y Carmina- Venta de comida.

Doña Carmina ha dedicado ya 15 largos años de su vida a vender antojitos y tamales. Hoy en día es muy conocida por toda la comunidad comenta que todo es gracias al sazón que tiene para preparar su comida. Ella comenta que inició vendiendo antojitos de manera ambulante en una canasta, situación que ha cambiado pues ahora vende todos los fines de semana por las tardes en la comodidad de su casa. En cuanto a los tamales de masa o elote, sí continúa vendiendo en las calles de su comunidad. Con el préstamo otorgado comprará gas, maíz, cal, manteca, queso, carne, chiles, platos desechables, crema y bolsas plásticas para continuar con su actividad. Carmina utiliza sus ganancias para comprar la despensa de su hogar y cubrir los pagos de los servicios (luz, agua, gas) y en la adecuación del corredor para vender sus antojitos.

"Gracias por confiar en nosotros y permitirnos dar un paso más con nuestro negocio" dice doña Carmina.

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
  • 15
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Imperio Group's $2,650 loan helped a member to buy gas, corn, lime, butter, cheese, meat, chili, disposable plates, half cream and and plastic bags.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 18, 2014
Listed
Aug 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014