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Casita Blanca Group
In this Group: Ofelia, Patricia, Adriana Gabriela, Antonia, Esthela, Lourdes, Lucia, Toribia, Maria Elia, Maria Ines
This group is called Casita Blanca because the house where they meet in Toluca, Mexico is painted white. The group has 10 members, and Mrs. Maria Elia J. C. is the president. She is a 46-year-old merchant who attended elementary and middle school. She has three children, two sons and a daughter. She has made hats to sell for 10 years and is requesting this loan to purchase materials for hatmaking. She is happy to be able to contribute to household expenses and help her family get ahead and have a better life. She wants to have a more stable future and to expand her business.
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El grupo se llama casita blanca, porque la casa de reunion esta pintada en color blanco y esta ubicada en Toluca, estado de México. El grupo esta compuesto por 10 integrantes, la Señora Maria Elia J. C. es la presidenta del grupo, tiene 46 años, estudio la primaria y es comerciante, tiene 3 hijos, 2 hombres y una mujer. Ella se dedica a elaborar sombreros su negocio que inicio hace 10 años. Solicita el prestamo para comprar el material con el cual realiza los sombreros, se siente contenta y feliz de poder contribuir en el gasto familiar para salir adelante y tener una vida de calidad, busca tener un futuro más estable y hacer crecer su negocio. Observaciones, la persona que no se ve bien se llama Antonia M..

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
  • 12.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Casita Blanca Group's $3,575 loan helped a member purchase raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2011
Apr 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011