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Heliconias Group
In this Group: Hilaria , Grisel, Rosa Imelda , Monica Lorena *, Lidia , Magdalena , Xochitl, Adilene, Carmen , Arturo *
* not pictured

Update on Heliconias Group

The “Heliconias” (wild flowers) group has 10 members who live in a community known for its residents who are very humble and hardworking. The main economic activity is growing oranges and coffee.

Xochitl is one of the members in this group. She is 38 years old. She went to high school and she is single. She says that a little more than two years ago, she started her own business. She has a stationery store in the center of her community which school age children flock to. It is one of the most stocked stationery stores in the community. She opens her business very early every day. She likes to have a little of everything so that her customers can always find what they are looking for. Xochitl will invest the loan in the purchase of pencils, mechanical pencils, glue, scissors, various paper products, folders, erasers and pens as well as in maintenance for the photocopier in order to restock her business. With this investment, she wants her business to continue progressing and attract more customers so that her earnings increase.

The other members of the group are:
Carmen - clothing sales
Hilaria - clothing sales
Grisel - catalog sales
Rosa Imelda - clothing sales
Monica -esthetics
Magdalena - taco stand
Lidia - vegetable and legume sales
Adilene - shoe store
Arturo - stationery store

Note: The woman in the gray shirt is the Arturo’s wife; she wanted to be in the photo.
View original language description ↓
El grupo de Heliconias(Flores silvestres) esta integrado por 10 personas las cuales viven en una comunidad que se caracteriza por que su gente es muy humilde y trabajadora y su principal actividad economica es el cultivo de naranja y cafe.

Xochitl es uno de los miembros de este grupo, ella tiene la edad de 38 años, estudio la preparatoria y es soltera, ella nos platica que desde hace un poco mas de 2 años inicio a trabajar en su propio negocio, ella tiene una papeleria en el centro de su comunidad a la cual acuden ha hacerle el gasto los niños que estudian, ya que es una de las papelerias mas surtidas de la comunidad, ella abre su negocio todos los dias desde muy temprano y le gusta tener un poquito de todo para que sus clientes siempre encuentren lo que busquen, Xochitl invertira este credito en la compra de Lapiz, lapiceros, resitol, tijeras, varidad de hojas, colores, carpetas, folders, borradores, plumones, y dar mantenimiento a fotocopiadoras para resurtir su negocio. ella desea que con esta inversion su negocio continue progresando y atraiga mas clientes para que sus ganancias aunmenten.

los demas integrantes del grupo son:

Carmen venta de ropa
Hilaria venta de ropa
Grisel venta de catalago
Rosa Imelda venta de ropa
Monica estetica
Magdalena taqueria
lidia venta de verdura y legumbres
Adilene zapateria
Arturo papeleria

Nota: la senora de blusa gris es esposa de don Arturo pero ella quiso salir en la foto

Previous Loan Details

The “Heliconias” (wild flowers) group has 10 members who live in a community noted for its residents who are very humble and hardworking; the main economic activity is growing oranges and coffee. Lidia is one of the group members. She’s 31 years old and finished second semester of high school... More from Heliconias Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,287,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Heliconias Group's $4,100 loan helped a member purchase pencils, mechanical pencils, glue, scissors, various paper products, folders, erasers and pens as well as receive maintenance on the photocopier.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 31, 2012