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Jade Group
In this Group: Maria Guadalupe , Virgilio Severino, Carina , Ofelia

Update on Jade Group

The members of the group continue in the work they carry out. Carina, 32, lives in a common-law marriage with her husband, who works as a bricklayer. They have four male children. The oldest studies in the CBTA [Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico Agropecuario] (secondary school), and the three younger ones are in elementary school.

She requested the loan to buy "obleas" [a sweet made from two thin wafers filled with caramel] to cut into different sizes. She started her business four years ago because of financial need. In the beginning they had her cut obleas, and she bought obleas to work on her own. Her business is important because in this way she helps her husband economically. What she likes most about this business is that she works at home and can take care of her children. Her husband and her oldest son help her put the obleas in little packets.

She is proud to be able to help her family with her children's school expenses. One of the challenges she faces is competition because several people in her community have the same business. Carina uses the profits for food and her children's school expenses. Her dreams and hopes are to raise calves.

She is happy about this loan she is going to receive. She is going to be able to buy her children the wardrobe they need for the dances at school.

The members of the group want to tell Kiva and Fundación Realidad, "Thank you for supporting us with your loans. They help us stock our businesses and continue working."
View original language description ↓
Los integrantes del grupo siguen en la actividad que vienen desarrollando. La señora Carina tiene 32 años de edad, ella vive en unión libre con su esposo que trabaja de albañil, ellos tiene 4 hijos varones el mayor estudia en el CBTA (bachillerato) y los tres pequeños están en la primaria, ella solicito su prestamos para comprar obleas y recortarlas en diferentes tamaños, ella inicio su negocio hace 4 años por necesidades económicas; al inicio le dieron a recortar obleas y fue comprando obleas para trabajar por su cuenta, su negocio es importante porque así ayuda económicamente a su esposo.
Lo que mas le gusta de este negocio es que trabaja en su casa y puede atender a sus hijos, su esposo y su hijo el mayor le ayudan a pegar en paquetitos las obleas, ella se siente orgullosa de poder ayudar a su familia para los gastos de la escuela de sus hijos.
Uno de los desafio que enfrenta es la competencia ya que varias personas es su comunidad tienen el mismo negocio.
Carina utiliza las ganancias para la comida, y los gastos de la escuela de sus hijos. Sus sueños y esperanzas son tener crianza de becerros, ella está feliz con este préstamo que va a recibir va a poder comprarles a sus hijos el vestuario para los bailables de la escuela. Los integrantes del grupo quieren decirle a Kiva y a Fundación Realidad “gracias por apoyarnos con sus préstamos nos ayudan a surtir los negocios y seguir trabajando”.

Previous Loan Details

This group is called “Jade” and is composed of María Guadalupe and Lourdes. They are going to use their loan to buy flour, sugar, food coloring, bags, oil, ribbons, tape and cinnamon to make wafers. Virgilio is going to buy flour, sugar, shortening and firewood to bake bread. Carina and Ofelia... More from Jade Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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.

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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
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jade Group's $2,125 loan helped a member to buy "obleas" [a type of sweet] to cut.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012