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Solecitos De Nopalillo Group
In this Group: Nicolasa , Lina *, Carmelita *, Ofelia , Angela , Patricia , Yesenia , Amada , Giazul , Miriam , Erika , Silvia
* not pictured
This group is called “Solecitos de Nopalillo” (Little Cactus Suns) because the main crop in the region is cactus and prickly pears and “solecitos” because every dawn means new hope for a good harvest.

The photo was taken at Mrs. Patricia López V’s house, a group member, located in Hidalgo; we can see part of the community in the rear of the photo. Patricia has sold catalogue shoes for the past two years. She is 42 years old, finished elementary school, is married and has three children.

She is asking for funds to buy shoes. At the moment of requesting the loan she is happy because she will be able to acquire a wide variety of styles and new catalogues. She hopes someday to have her own store and offer a better standard of living for her family.

The other group members are:

Nicolasa Hernández C. Chalupa (typical snack in central México) sales
Lina Castelán H. Crafts Sales
Carmelita A. A. Fuller brand cosmetics sales
Ofelia León V. Costume Jewelry sales
Ángela López V. Shoe sales
Patricia López V. Shoe sales
Yesenia M. L. Chalupa (typical snack in central Mexico) sales
Amada V. C. Tamales sales
A. C. G. Stanhome brand catalogue sales
Miriam López M. Shoe sales
Erika A. H. Shoe sales
Silvia H. V. Candy sales
View original language description ↓
Este grupo se llama “Solecitos de Nopalillo” ya que en la región, el principal cultivo es nopal y tuna y, solecitos, porque en el amanecer se refleja el nacimiento de un nuevo día y la esperanza de una nueva cosecha.
La foto fué tomada en la casa de la Sra. Patricia López V., integrante del grupo el cual está ubicado en Hidalgo y vemos hacia atrás parte de la comunidad. Patricia se dedica a la venta de zapato por catalogo desde hace dos años, tiene 42 años de edad, estudio la primaria y es casada con tres hijos.
Solicita su préstamo para la compra de zapato, y se siente alegre al momento de solicitar su préstamo pues así podrá tener una gama más amplia de modelos y adquirir nuevos catálogos, espera algún día tener su propio local y ofrecer un mejor nivel de vida a su familia.
Las otras integrantes son:
Nicolasa Hernández C. Venta de chalupas
Lina Castelán H. Venta de artesanías
Carmelita A. A. Venta de Fuller
Ofelia León V. Venta de bisutería
Ángela López V. Venta de calzado
Patricia López V. Venta de calzado
Yesenia M. L. Venta de chalupas
Amada V. C. Venta de tamales
A. C. G. Venta de Stamhome
Miriam López M. Venta de calzado
Erika A. H. Venta de calzado
Silvia H. V. Venta de dulces

Additional Information

About CrediComun

This loan is administered by CrediComun, a Kiva Field Partner since February 2010. CrediComun is dedicated to providing loans to groups of women in rural areas in Mexico, and is beginning to lend to individuals as well. One of its newest branch offices is in Ciudad Neza, a poor suburb on the outskirts of Mexico City. CrediComun has grown rapidly since its inception in 2005, with 37 branch offices and over 350 employees, and was ranked the 12th best microfinance institution in Latin America in 2010 according to the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX).

For more information on CrediComun, please visit its partner page. If you would like to support CrediComun and its borrowers, please visit its lending team.

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
  • 46
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Solecitos De Nopalillo Group's $4,525 loan helped a member to buy shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2010
Oct 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011