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Alfa Y Omega Group
In this Group: Sirina , Juana , Avelina , Maria , Lorena , Irma , Veronica , Fredy*, Claudia , Ariana, Rosalba
* not pictured
The Alpha And Omega group consists of 11 women, each of whom earns a living and has requested a loan to help her respective business. This group consists of very united, happy and friendly people: Sirina sells clothing; Juana sells clothing; Avelina sells traditional Mexican snacks; Maria sells chili sauce; Ima sells tacos; Veronica sells clothing; Fredy sells bread; Claudia sells dishes; Ariana sells clothing; Rosalba sells clothing; and Lorena sells shoes. Lorena is 27 years old and has two small children whom she adores. One of them is 3 and the other is 5. Lorena makes a living selling shoes via catalog. She has been in this business for about a year and a half. She decided to start the business to be able to give her children a better quality of life. "I love shoes, so I thought that selling shoes would be a lot of fun and I would also earn extra income to cover household expenses. Furthermore, with this business I don't neglect my young ones," she said. With the loan, she plans to stock up on shoes and purchase the new catalogs. Her goal is to help her husband finish construction on their home, and after finishing the house she would like to have her own shoe store. Lorena says to Kiva and partner FRAC: "Thank you for helping us and continuing to support us, since without you we would not be able to invest in our businesses."
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El grupo Alfa y omega esta integrado por 11 personas cada uno de ellas tiene una actividad económica y has solicitado este credito para resurtir sus negocios este grupo es uno de los mas unidos, alegres y amables sus integrantes son:

Sirina venta de ropa
Juana venta de ropa
Avelina venta de antojitos
Maria venta de mole
Irma venta de tacos
Veronica venta de ropa
Fredy venta de pan
Claudia venta de trastes
Ariana venta de ropa
Rosalba venta de ropa
Lorena-venta de zapatos

Lorena es uno de los integrantes de este grupo tiene 27 años y tiene dos pequeños niños que son su adoración uno de ellos tiene 3 y el otro tiene 5 años de edad.
Lorena se dedica a la venta de zapatos por catálogo, lleva con éste negocio aproximadamente un año y medio, decidió iniciar un negocio para poder darles una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos. “Me encantan los zapatos, así que pensé que vender zapatos sería muy divertido y además tendría un ingreso extra para los gastos del hogar, además con éste negocio no descuido a mis pequeños”.
Con el préstamo que ella está solicitando va a surtirse de zapatos, y comprar los nuevos catálogos. Su meta es ayudar a su esposo para terminar de construir su casa y después de terminada su casa le gustaría tener su propia tienda de zapatos.
Lorena dice a KIVA y a FRAC: “Gracias por ayudarnos y seguirnos apoyando, ya que sin ustedes no tendríamos para invertir en nuestros negocios”.

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
  • 69
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,906,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alfa Y Omega Group's $5,525 loan helped a member to purchase a variety of shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012