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Los Ficus Group
In this Group: Patricia *, Elizabet *, Maria , Yolanda , Carolina , Laura , Yolanda , Ana , Maria Teresa , Rosa , Honoria
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Update on Los Ficus Group

The Ficus group is made up of eleven very hard working and enterprising women, who work to help their husbands and to give their families a good start in life.

Mrs. Yolanda is one of the members of this group; she is 35 years old and only has a primary school education. She is married to Mr. Enrique who works as a musician and mason. They have two children, Lupita is the oldest and is in primary school and Enrique is still a baby and is not in school. Mrs. Yolanda tells us that with her husband's help they built a small room in their home where they sell candy and refreshments to the children in the neighborhood; it took them some 5 years to complete it. They did this to have extra income and provide their family with a better quality of life. The business has been improving little by little and during the weekends she sells pizza slices and fried crackling prepared in the home. The business is well known and all of the neighborhood children go to the store and spend since they say they have a delicious zest.

Mrs. Yolanda will use the loan to buy a variety of candy (ice cream, gum, jelly candy, mints, and chocolates)

She wishes to continue getting ahead to give her family a better quality of life.

The other members of the group are:
Patricia sells snacks.
Elizabet sells makeup.
Maria sells makeup.
Carolina sells makeup.
Laura sells groceries.
Yolanda (another lady) grows sugar cane.
Ana sells makeup.
Maria Teresa sells makeup.
Rosa sells shoes.
Honoria sells makeup.

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El Grupo Ficus esta integrado por once mujeres muy trabajadoras y emprendedoras las cuales trabajan para ayudar a sus esposos a sacar adelante a sus familias.

La señora Yolanda es uno de los integrantes de este grupo, ella tiene la edad de 35 años, solo estudio hasta la primaria y esta casada con el señor Enrique que trabaja como musico y obrero, ellos tienen dos hijos Lupita es la mayor estudia la primaria y Enrique que aun es pequeño y no estudia. Doña Yolanda nos platica que desde hace un poco mas de 5 años con el apoyo de su esposo construyeron un pequeño local junto a su casa e inicio a vender dulces y refrescos con los niños de su colonia con el propósito de ganar un poco de dinero extra y asi dar una mejor calidad de vida a su familia su negocio poco a poco ha estado progresando y los fines de semana vende rebanadas de pizza y chicharrones preparados, su negocio ha ganado muca popularidad y todos los hijos de los vecinos acuden hacerle el gasto y se dice que tiene muy buen sazon.

Ella invertirá este crédito en la compra de variedad de dulces(paletas, chicles, gomitas, dulces de menta, chocolates) para resurtir su negocio.

Ella desea que con esta inversión su negocio continué progresando y así poder dar una mejor calidad de vida a sus familia.

Los demas integrantes del grupo son:

Patricia venta de antojitos
Elizabet venta de cosmeticos
Maria venta de cosmeticos
Carolina venta de cosmeticos
Laura Venta de abarrotes
Yolanda (otra Yolanda) cultivo de caña
Ana venta de cosmeticos
Maria Teresa venta de cosmeticos
Rosa Venta de calzado
Honoria venta de cosmeticos

Previous Loan Details

The 'El Ficus' group has ten members who are very cheerful, hard-working and kind. Laura is one of the members of this group. She is 33 years old and studied up to high school level. She is married to Gilberto, who works as a carpenter, and the couple have three children. Only one of their ch... More from Los Ficus Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Ficus Group's $3,975 loan helped a member buy candy to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012