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Guadalupana Group
In this Group: Romelia, Yuliana Consepción, Carmela
Romelia Alegría E. lives in Juan Sabines district, in Copainala, in the State of Chiapas, Mexico. Romelia was married but unfortunately she is now a widow. She has seven children in her care who she has managed to get ahead in life.

Romelia would like to invest her loan in buying clothes and cooking utensils which are products that sell very well. From the sale of these products she makes income for her household. This is the way it has been for the 25 years she has been in this business and this is how she has managed to get her children ahead.

Romelia started this business activity more from necessity than inspiration since she was left a widow when 6 of her 7 children were still dependent. She decided to start a business activity from which she could make income without neglecting her children.

Romelia uses the profits which she makes to buy more merchandise. She continues to work so that she will have money saved for her old age or, as she puts it, “to have money for the days that God keeps giving me life”.

She tells us that she has no more dreams, only for God to keep giving her life and for her to be able to continue working with the program.

This group is called “Guadalupana” and has three female members. Each one has a business activity in which she will invest her loan. The group is called 'Guadalupana' because that is the name of the neighborhood where they all live. The members of the group are:
Romelia Alegría E., who will invest her loan in buying clothes and cooking utensils
Yuliana Concepción González S., who will invest her loan in buying ingredients to make 'antojitos' (traditional Mexican snacks generally sold at street stands)
Carmela R. Ramírez, who will invest her loan in buying ingredients for making 'tamales de bola' (round tamales), 'mole' (a spicy Mexican dish with red chili sauce) and 'chipilín' (tamales made from corn dough mixed with 'chipilín', a native Mexican legume)
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La señora Romelia Alegría E., vive en la colonia de Juan Sabines, Municipio de Copainala Estado de Chiapas México. Fue casada donde tuvo la desdicha de quedar viuda con siete hijos a su responsabilidad quienes afortunadamente logro sacar adelante.
El préstamo que ha estado solicitando lo desea invirtir en la compra de ropas y utencilios de cocina que son productos que se venden muy bien. De la venta de éstos productos ella obtiene ingresos para su hogar, así ha sido durante 25 años que ha tenido ésta actividad y fue así como sacó adelante a sus hijos.
Ella inició ésta actividad mas por necesidad que por inspiración, pues como quedó viuda y de sus 7 hijos 6 aun erán menores decidio iniciar una actividad en donde pudiera obtener ingresos sin descuidar a sus hijos.
Con las ganancias que va obteniendo compra más mercancía, así con esto sigue trabajando para tener dinero ahorrado para su vejez, o como ella dice: "para tener dinero para pasar los días que Dios me siga dando vida".
Nos comenta que ya no tiene más sueños solo que Dios le siga prestando vida y pueda seguir trabajando con el programa.
El grupo se llama "Guadalupana", se integra de tres señoras y cada una tiene su actividad donde invertirá el préstamo, la razón del nombre es porque así se llama el barrio donde ellas viven.
Las integrantes del grupo son la siguiente:
Romelia Alegría E.: invertirá el préstamo en la compra de ropas y trastes.
Yuliana concepción González S.: invertirá el préstamo en la compra de ingrediente para elaborar antojitos.
Carmela R. Ramírez: invertirá el préstamo en la compra de ingredientes para la elaboración de tamales de bola, mole y de chipilín.

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
  • 69
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,243,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Guadalupana Group's $750 loan helped a member to buy clothes and cooking utensils which she will then sell outside her community.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011