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America I Group
In this Group: Rocio, Nancy Elia, Maria Catalina, Alberta, Irene, Rosario, Asunciona, Raquel
This group is called America 1 and is located in the state of Hidalgo in Mexico. The group is made up of eight members and this is the second time that they are applying for a loan.

Rocío Ríos Hernández is the treasurer of the group. She is 27 years of age and studied until Year 9 of secondary school. She is a merchant and has a five year old son.

Rocio has worked selling shoes from a catalogue for five years. She is requesting a loan to supply shoes that her customers have ordered and capitalise on her business. Her customers tell us that they decided to buy products from Rocio because she sells them from door-to-door and because she has a fighting spirit.

Rocio feels very happy with Kiva's support and she is enthusiastic about investing in her catalogues. She also hopes to be able to sell more products in the future and capitalise on her business so she can be a distributor of catalogue products and give other people the opportunity to start their own business and help their community.

The woman that cannot be seen clearly in the photo is Nancy G..
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Este grupo se llama América 1, y está ubicado en el estado de Hidalgo en México. El grupo esta conformado por 8 integrantes y es la segunda vez que solicitan un crédito. Rocío Ríos Hernández es la tesorera del grupo. Tiene 27 años, estudio hasta el tercer año de secundaria, es comerciante y tiene un hijo de 5 años de edad, ella se dedica a la venta de zapatos por catálogo que inicio desde hace 5 años. Solicita el préstamo para poder surtir pedidos y capitalizar su negocio. Sus clientes nos comentan que la conocieron por ser muy luchona y porque hacia su promoción del producto casa por casa, por ese motivo decidieron comprar sus productos con ella, al solicitar el préstamo se siente muy feliz por el apoyo, con entusiasmo ella invierte en sus catálogos. También espera en un futuro poder vender más y capitalizar su negocio para poder ser distribuidora de productos por catalogo y darle la oportunidad a más personas de poder emprender su propio negocio y así ayudar a su comunidad. Observaciones, la señora que no se ve bien en la foto se llama Nancy G..

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
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of America I Group's $3,050 loan helped a member to supply shoes that her customers have ordered and capitalise on her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2011
Mar 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011