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San Gabriel Group
In this Group: Adelina , Adelfina , Salustia , Margarita , Maura, Blanca , Maria, Salustia , Marilu, Alicia
This communal bank is called “San Gabriel” and is located in the community of Amacuitlapilco, Jonacatepec in the State of Morelos, México. It is maD. up of ten women who know each other and are neighbors.

The members are Adelina who will buy cosmetics and lipsticks at wholesale, Adelfina who will buy all sorts of candy, Salustia who will buy seasonal fruit and vegetables, Margarita who will buy ingredients to make tlacoyos (oval shaped fried or toasted cakes maD. of masa), Maura and María who will buy pigs to raise, Blanca who will buy drinking glasses and gelatins to prepare, Salustia who will buy bread at wholesale, Alicia who will buy corn to make pozole and meat and vegetables for tostadas, Marilú who will buy shoes at wholesale.

Marilú is 34 years old and finished 6th graD.. She has her diploma. She is married and they have two sons. Humberto is 12 years old and is in 6th graD. and Héctor Manuel is 6 years old and in first graD..

She has a business selling shoes via catalogue of the Class, Andrea and Zone brands. She requested her loan to buy ladies, men’s and children’s shoes to fill her orders. Her customers are young women and ladies. She goes out door to door to offer shoes for women, men and children to her customers. She started the business two years ago and went to Jonacatepec to sign up and learned how to manage everything about this business on her own. She became interested in selling shoes and she feels proud when she does well and they pay her cash for the shoes thereby earning good profits. Her plans and hopes are to continue selling. She’d like to open a well-established shoe shop and that her children continue studying. She is happy with this loan because she is going to invest it buying shoes.

Amacuitlapilco is a traditional town. In the month of March they celebrate the day of Saint Gabriel and on the fifth Sunday of Lent there is an evening procession. They also seasonally farm sorghum and corn and grow beans and squash with irrigation.
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Este grupo solidario se llama San Gabriel se encuentra localizado en L. comunidad D. Amacuitlapilco, Jonacatepec, en el estado D. Morelos, México, está conformado por 10 mujeres que se conocen y son vecinas, las integrantes son L. señora Adelina va a comprar cosméticos, labiales por mayoreo, L. señora Adelfina va a comprar D. todo tipo D. dulces, L. señora Salustia va a comprar verduras y frutas D. temporada, L. señora Margarita va a comprar masa, chales, requesón para elaborar tlacoyos, las señoras Maura y María van a comprar cerdos para criarlos, L. señorita Blanca va a comprar vasos, gelatinas, para prepararlas, L. señora Salustia va a comprar pan por mayoreo, L. señora Alicia va a comprar maíz para pozole, carne y verduras para tostadas, L. señora Marilú va a comprar zapatos por mayoreo. L. señora Marilú tiene 34 años D. edad estudio hasta el 6º. Año D. primaria tiene su certificado, elL. es casada tienen 2 hijos Humberto tiene 12 años estudia el 6º. Año D. primaria y Héctor Manuel D. 6 años D. edad estudia el primer año D. primaria, elL. tiene su negocio D. ventas D. zapatos por catalogo D. L. marca Class, Andrea, Zone, elL. solicito su préstamo para comprar zapatos D. dama, caballero y niños para surtir sus pedidos, sus clientes son las muchachas y las señoras, elL. sale caminando a ofrecer los zapatos a sus clientes zapatos D. dama, caballero, niños y niñas, elL. inicio su negocio hace 2 años se fue a suscribir a Jonacatepec, elL. solita aprendió a manejar todo lo del negocio, le intereso vender zapato y está orgullosa cuando le va bien y le pagan al contado sus zapatos obteniendo ganancias, sus planes y esperanzas son seguir vendiendo, elL. quisiera poner un negocio D. zapatos bien establecido y que sus hijos sigan estudiando, elL. está feliz con este préstamo porque va a invertir comprando zapatos, Amacuitlapilco es un pueblo tradicional en el mes D. Marzo celebran el día D. San Gabriel, también festejan el 5º. Domingo D. cuaresma hay procesión en L. tarD., también siembran en temporal sorgo, maíz, y D. riego frijol y calabaza. Las integrantes del grupo quieren decir a Kiva y a Fundación Realidad “Gracias por estimular a las personas con sus préstamos ya que nos ayudan mucho para seguir creciendo nuestros negocios”.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 46
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  • $22,524,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Gabriel Group's $3,625 loan helped a member to buy women's, men's and children's shoes to fill pending orders.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011