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Chimalpain Group
In this Group: Minerva, Patricia , Bianca, Maria Guillermina, Dora Nelly, Eugenia Graciela, Arturo, Jorge Alberto, Patricia Esmeralda, Irene , Marisela Adriana, Dayana , Juan Javier
This is the 'Chimalpain' group. Its members chose this name because it is the name of the community where they all live, on the outskirts of San Miguel Xico. The group has thirteen members who work hard every day to get ahead in life and provide a better future for their families. The members are: Minerva V. (bag embroidery), Patricia D. (cosmetics sales), Bianca M. (cosmetics sales), María Guillermina T. (napkin embroidery), Dora Nelly C. (shoe sales), Eugenia Graciela (dressmaking), Arturo B. (blacksmith), Jorge Alberto A. (handicrafts store), Patricia Esmeralda T. ('antojitos' sales – traditional Mexican snacks), Irene R. (tablecloth embroidery), Marisela Adriana M. (handicrafts sales), Dayana C. (food sales) and Juan Javier S. (jewelry sales).

Guillermina T. is a member of the group. She is 47 years old and lives with her husband and two school-age daughters. Guillermina sells embroidered napkins. She has been doing this for ten years and started her business because she needed to help with her household expenses and have more income. Guillermina takes classes to learn different embroideries so that she can keep being innovative in the designs of her goods and thereby make more sales. She sells a lot of her products on Mothers' Day and over the Christmas period. During the year, people who already know her go to her house and make their orders. Guillermina has also started selling cosmetics through a catalog. She hopes to be successful in her two business activities and to continue working.

Guillermina will use her loan to buy materials such as threads, needles, tablecloths, napkins, worsted yarn, etc. Her plans are to set up a fruit and veg store and also take advantage to display her tablecloths and napkins well so that she can increase her profits.

Chimalpain are very happy to be part of Kiva since it will benefit them greatly.
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Ellos son “Chimalpain”, eligieron ese nombre ya que así se llama la comunidad en donde ellos viven, a las orillas de San Miguel Xico. Está conformado por trece integrantes que día a día trabajan para salir adelante y poder brindarle un mejor futuro a sus familias. Los integrantes son: Minerva V. (Bordado de Bolsas), Patricia D. (Venta de Cosméticos), Bianca M. (Venta de Cosméticos), María Guillermina T. (Bordado de Servilletas), Dora Nelly C. (Venta de Zapatos), Eugenia Graciela (Costura de Ropa), Arturo B. (Herrería), Jorge Alberto A. (Tienda Artesanal), Patricia Esmeralda T. (Venta de Antojitos), Irene R. (Bordado de Manteles), Marisela Adriana M. (Venta de Manualidades), Dayana C. (Venta de Comida) y Juan Javier S. (Bisutería).

Guillermina T. es integrante del grupo, tiene 47 años de edad, su familia esta conformada por su esposo y sus dos hijas las cuales se encuentran en edad escolar. Ella se dedica a la venta de Servilletas Bordadas desde hace diez años, ya que se vio en la necesidad de ayudar con los gastos de su hogar y así tener un mayor ingreso, Guillermina asiste a tomar algunas clases para aprender diferentes bordados e ir innovando su mercancía para tener una mayor venta, día de las madres y en temporada navideña es cuando más vende, y durante el año la gente que ya la conoce va hasta su hogar y hace sus pedidos. También ha iniciado con la venta de cosméticos por catalogo y espera tener buenos resultados de sus dos actividades y seguir trabajando. Con el crédito que le ha sido brindado, comprara material como: hilos, agujas, manteles, servilletas, estambre, etc. Sus planes de Guillermina es poder poner una recaudería y también aprovecharía para exhibir bien sus manteles y servilletas para incrementar sus ganancias.

Chimalpain está muy contento de ser parte de Kiva ya que eso les beneficia mucho.

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
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chimalpain Group's $3,825 loan helped a member to buy napkins, threads, needles, hoops, cosmetics, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2010
Dec 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011