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Las Palomas Group
In this Group: Emperatriz, Gudelia , Susana , Maria Eugenia, Antonia , Evelia Enedina, Marcelina , Efigenia, Macedonia, Erica Nora, Lucia Matilde *, Luciana Teresa
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This group is called "Las Palomas" ("The Pigeons"), because pigeons are abundant near the place where they hold their meetings. The group includes 12 people: Marcelina G. V. and Macedonia H. sell snacks; Gudelia G. O., Evelia Enedina M. G. and Efigenia P. V. sell sweets and fried foods; Emperatriz López S., Luciana Teresa López M., Susana López M. and Maria Eugenia López H. sell beauty products such as perfumes, creams, etc. from catalogs; Antonia M. S. weaves huipiles (a traditional article of clothing); Erica Nora R. M. sells shoes from a catalog; and Lucia Matilde O. N. has a permanent store where she sells gift items.

Gudelia is the group's representative. She is married and has three children. Three years ago, she started a business selling sweets, and since then it has provided her with very satisfactory profits. This income has allowed her to support her children in conjunction with her husband, so that they can go to school and learn a profession. Gudelia also plans to start selling food to students and to the public in general, in hope of further increasing her income.

With the loan provided by the Realidad Foundation, she will stock her business with a greater volume of goods, and she will also purchase ingredients to prepare food to sell, such as vegetables, meat, seafood, soft drinks, coffee, sugar, eggs, tortillas, cooking oil and gas for cooking.

Doña Gude, as she is called by those who know her well, is grateful for the support provided to her by the Foundation and by the other people involved in the financing, such as KIVA lenders. Her dream is to have a permanent shop where she can sell more products. She reports that she recommends her people, because she says they are responsible and dependable with their payments.
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Este grupo se llama: Las Palomas porque el punto de reunión es donde abundan palomas, el grupo lo integran 12 personas Marcelina G. V. y Macedonia H. venden antojitos, Gudelia G. O., Evelia Enedina M. G. y Efigenia P. V. venden dulces y frituras, Emperatriz López S., Luciana Teresa López M. Susana López M. y Maria Eugenia López H. venden productos de belleza por catalogos como son perfumes cremas etc., Antonia M. S. se dedica a bordar huipiles (ropa tipica), Erica Nora R. M. vende calzado por catalogo y Lucia Matilde O. N. tiene un establecimiento fijo donde vende articulos para regalos.
Gudelia es la representante del grupo es casada tiene tres hijos y ella decidio vender dulces ya desde que inicio con esta actividad hace ya tres años ha obtenido utilidades muy satisfactorias de las que ha podido apoyar a sus hijos junto con su esposo en el sustento apoyarlo para que acudan a la escuela y logren tener su profesión,tambien va a iniciar a vender alimentos a estudiantes y al publico en general ya que pretende obtener mas ingresos.
Con el credito que obtenga de Fundación Realidad va a surtir su negocio en mayor volumen y tambien comprará ingredientes para preparar alimentos comos son: verduras, carnes, mariscos, refrescos, cafe, azucar, huevos, tortillas, aceite, y gas.
Doña Gude como mejor la conocen se siente agradecida por el apoyo que le ha brindado la Fundación y las personas que intervienen en el financiamiento como son los prestatarios de KIVA ya que ella sueña con tener un lugar fijo para vender mas cosas como ella comenta ella recomienda a su gente ya que dice son gente responsables y pagadoras.

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
  • 64
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,287,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Palomas Group's $4,800 loan helped a member purchasing products to sell and ingredients for prepared food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2010
Feb 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010