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Chicas Trabajadoras Group
In this Group: Ana Luisa , Blanca Aracely, Carmen Margarita, Graciela , Judith *, Maria Elena , Yajaira Lizeth
* not pictured
“Chicas Trabajadoras” (Hard-Working Girls) is a group of seven people who live in a neighborhood in the city of Monterrey. They have been friends for many years, so they know each other very well. They say that they are very hard-working women (as their name says) in addition to the huge amount of trust that exists between them.

Graciela is one of them. She is a very serious and responsible woman. She has a small used tool stand that she and her husband started with little merchandise. In time their business has been gradually growing.

She now has a greater variety of products, and with help from the loan she will be able to buy more used tools. She will also invest in other products like comforters to sell at her house.

Her dream is to continue growing with her business in order to cover the household expenses and to be able to live more comfortably.
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Chicas trabajadoras son un grupo de 7 personas que viven en una colonia ubicada en la ciudad de Monterrey. Son Amigas desde hace muchos años, por lo cual se conocen muy bien y dicen ser mujeres muy trabajadoras (como su nombre lo dice), además de la confianza tan grade que existe entre ellas.
Graciela es una de ellas, una mujer muy seria y responsable, tiene un puesto de herramientas usadas el cual junto con su esposo iniciaron con poca mercancía; con el tiempo su negocio ha ido creciendo poco a poco y ya tiene mas variedad de productos y con ayuda del crédito podrá comprar mas herramientas usadas además de invertir en otros productos como colchas para vender en su casa. Su sueño es seguir creciendo con su negocio para lograr cubrir los gastos en su hogar y poder vivir mas tranquila.

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
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chicas Trabajadoras Group's $6,700 loan helped a member to buy more tools and comforters to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2012
Mar 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012