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Las Manzanas De Peña Group
In this Group: Maria De Los Angeles, Margarita, Julia, Susana Macedonia, Maria, Rosalinda, Mabel, Brenda, Nazaria
This group decided to call themselves Las Manzanas de Peña (The Apples of Peña) because it's said they are as sweet as apples and because the community they live in is called Monte de Peña. From there they got the name Las Manzanas de Peña.

Susana Macedonia is the group Treasurer. She is 45 years old, is married and for five years has made handmade tortillas, which she takes to other communities to sell. She is asking for a loan to expand her business by buying some tortilla presses, two large comals (griddles for cooking tortillas) and hiring someone to help her because she cannot fill all her orders alone. With this loan her business will grow, and she will earn more money. For the future Susana is thinking of making improvements to her house.
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Este grupo decidió ponerse el nombre de Las Manzanas de Peña ya que dicen ser tan dulces como una manzana, la comunidad donde viven se llama Monte de Peña y de ahi el nombre de Las Manzanas de Peña. La señora Susana Macedonia es la Tesorera del grupo,ella tiene 45 años de edad, es casada y desde hace 5 años hace tortillas hechas a mano las cuales lleva a vender a otras comunidades;solicita crédito para ampliar su negocio,comprar algunas prensas,dos comales grandes, y contratar a una persona que le ayude ya que ella sola no alcanza a hacer todos los pedidos que se le requieren; con esto su negocio crecerá y las ganancias obtenidas serán mayores, más adelante piensa hacer mejoras en su vivienda.

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
  • 62
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,240,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Manzanas De Peña Group's $1,950 loan helped a member tortilla presses and 2 comals (griddles).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2010
Jan 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011