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Total loan: $1,350
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Ixtlahuacan Group

Mexico
Mexico / Retail

A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy beds, mattresses, and sheets.


Ixtlahuacan Group's story

The Extlahuacan communal bank is comprised of the following members:

Patricia, who will use the loan to buy popsicles, “chicharrones” (fried pork rinds), chocolates, yogurt, and gelatin.

María Clara, who will buy beds, mattresses, and sheets.

Juan Carlos, who will buy soap and pressure washers.

Leonardo, who will buy fertilizer in order to fertilize his sugar cane crop.

María Clara, age 56, is divorced and has no children. She has a business renting a garden and bungalows for social events. She started her business three years ago when she was looking for information and took advantage of her property.

Her business is important because that is where she gets the income to eat, and it lets her get ahead. She is proud to see that her business is fulfilling her dreams. She remembers when she started, and people called her to rent the garden for an event. She feels proud that she is getting the fruit of her work. She uses the income to buy plants, lamps, paint, lights, and to pay for water and electricity.

Her hopes and dreams are for her business to grow and to build a second floor and a pool.

The members of the group want to tell Kiva and the Fundación Realidad, “We are grateful for your loans, they help us continue our businesses.”

In this group: Patricia , Maria Clara , Juan Carlos , Leonardo
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: January 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico

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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: January 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico