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Heliconias Group
In this Group: Carmen , Hilaria , Grisel, Arisbeth, Rosa Imelda , Monica Lorena , Lidia , Magdalena , Xochitl*, Adilene
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The “Heliconias” (wild flowers) group has 10 members who live in a community noted for its residents who are very humble and hardworking; the main economic activity is growing oranges and coffee.

Lidia is one of the group members. She’s 31 years old and finished second semester of high school. She’s married to Plutarco who works as a day laborer in the fields and she has a little girl.

Lidia is a very hardworking woman who relates that she rented a small locale 11 years ago and started selling vegetables. Little by little and with much effort she also started to sell a bit of clothes, cookies and gifts.

She relates that the business has grown based on effort and dedication she’s put into it. She also tells us that she goes out to other communities to sell her wares in a pick-up truck and she sells quite a bit. She said: “There will always be work and I have more than enough desire to get ahead.”

She will use the loan to buy flowers, bread, cookies, clothes (t-shirts, shorts, shirts and dresses), fruit, vegetables and soft-drinks. She hopes that with this investment her business will prosper so that she can give her daughter a better quality of life and in future she can attend university.

“Thank you very much”

The other group members are:

Carmen – clothing sales
Hilaria – clothing sales
Grisel – catalogue sales
Arisbeth – clothing sales
Rosa Imelda – clothing sales
Monica – beauty salon
Magdalena – taco stand
Xochil – stationery shop
Adilene – shoe store
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El grupo D. Heliconias(Flores silvestres) esta integrado por 10 personas las cuales viven en una comunidad que se caracteriza por que su gente es muy humilD. y trabajadora y su principal actividad economica es el cultivo D. naranja y cafe.

La señora Lidia es uno D. los integrantes D. este grupo, ella tiene la edad D. 31 años, estudio hasta el segundo semestre D. preparatoria y esta casada con el señor Plutarco que trabaja en el campo como jornalero y tiene una pequeña hija.

Doña Lidia es una mujer muy trabajadora y platica que desD. hace mas D. 11 años rento un pequeño local en el cual inicio a vender verduras poco a poco y con mucho esfuerzo inicio a vender tambien un poco D. ropa galletas y regalos.

Ella platica que su negocio ha crecido a base del esfuerzo y empeño que ella ha puesto, tambien nos comenta que sale a vender sus productos a las comunidades en una camioneta y se venD. bastante. ella dijo: "Trabajo siempre va a haber y a mi me sobran ganas D. salir adelante"

Eela invertira su credito en la compra D. flor, pan, galletas, ropa(playeras, short, camisas, vestidos), frutas, verduras y refrescos.

Ella espera que con esta inversion su negocio prospere y asi pueda dar a su hija una mejor calidad D. vida y en un futuro pueda asistir a la universidad.

"muchas gracias"

los demas integrantes del grupo son:

Carmen venta D. ropa
Hilaria venta D. ropa
Grisel venta D. catalago
Arisbeth venta D. ropa
Rosa Imelda venta D. ropa
Monica estetica
Magdalena taqueria
Xichil Papeleria
Adilene zapateria

Additional Information

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
  • 43
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,529,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Heliconias Group's $3,275 loan helped a member to buy vegetables, fruit, flowers, clothes and cookies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012