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Portales Group
In this Group: Patricia, Guillermina, Maria Felix, Maria, Enedina, Yolanda, Maria Alejandrina, Elena, Obdulia
This group is called “Portales” and is located in the State of Puebla in México. It has 9 members and María is the group President. She is 58 years old and went up to 6th grade. She’s married and has three children.

She raises livestock to sell and also has cows that produce milk that she sells to people in the community; she started this business 30 years ago.

She is asking for a loan to buy more animals for her herd. Her customers are the general public. She is very excited about the loan because it gives her the opportunity to invest in livestock to increase her sales. She also hopes that with this loan and her effort she will be able to have a better quality of life for her and her family and to help her husband meet family expenses.
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Este grupo se llama "Portales". Está ubicado en el Estado de Puebla en México. El grupo está conformado por 9 integrantes; la señora María es la presidenta del grupo. Ella tiene 58 años, estudió hasta el sexto de primaria, es casada y tiene 3 hijos. Ella se dedica a la cria y compra de animales aparte que tiene vacas de las cuales obtiene leche para vender con las personas de su comunidad este negocio lo inicio hace 30 años. Solicita el préstamo para comprar más animales para su ganado. Sus clientes son el público en general. Al momento de solicitar este préstamo se siente entusiasmada ya que tiene la oportunidad de invertir en su ganado para incrementar sus ventas. También espera que con este préstamo y su esfuerzo pueda tener una mejor calidad de vida para ella y su familia y así apoyar a su esposo en los gastos familiares.

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
  • 82
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,955,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Portales Group's $2,975 loan helped a member to buy more livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2011