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Sol Y Estrellas Group
In this Group: Yolanda, Maria Tomasa, Blanca Leonor, Rosa Maria, Angelica, Eva, Elvira, Alicia, Rosa Maria, Fabiana, Juliana*
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This group is called “Sol y Estrellas” (Sun and Stars) because that is the original name. The group is located in the State of Mexico and consists of eleven members.

Yolanda González is a member of the group. She is 40 years old and has a sixth grade education. Yolanda works as a merchant and has four children, two daughters and two sons. She has a grocery store that she started seven years ago. Yolanda is requesting a loan to restock her store with more merchandise. Her customers include neighbors and acquaintances from the same community since it is the only store in the area. Yolanda was very excited when she applied for her loan. She wants to use the funds to increase her sales. In addition, she hopes to help her children do well in school and continue their studies.

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Este grupo se llama SOL Y ESTRELLAS, porque se les hizo original el nombre. Está ubicado en el Estado de México. El grupo está conformado por 11 integrantes. Yolanda González es integrante del grupo. Tiene 40 años, estudió hasta el 6to de primaria, es comerciante y tiene en total 4 hijos; 2 mujeres y 2 hombres. Ella se dedica al comercio en una tienda de abarrotes que inició hace 7 años. Solicita el préstamo para surtirse más mercancía. Sus clientes son vecinas de la misma comunidad y conocidas ya que es la única tienda cercana en la comunidad. Al momento de solicitar este préstamo se siente ilusionada. Quiere este crédito para hacer crecer sus ventas. También espera poder apoyar a sus hijos para que vayan bien en la escuela y continúen sus estudios.

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
  • 40
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,539,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sol Y Estrellas Group's $3,775 loan helped a member purchase merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2010
Nov 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2011