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La Mesa Centro Group
In this Group: Juvenal , Rodolfo , Cecilia, Lorena , Agustina, Jesus, Pedro , Martha
The group "La Mesa Centro" is made up of four men and four women, all of whom are hard-working and responsible people. They live in a community called La Mesa center, which is the reason they chose the same name for their group. This community is known for having a Monarch Butterfly sanctuary and is a place where people come from various places as tourists.

Don Rodolfo who is the representative of the group is 51-years-old, married to Señora María Juana, and together they have four children who still depend on them because they go to school. Don Rodolfo has a carpentry shop that is named "El Membrillo" and has been around for 25 years. He started his carpentry shop because in Mexico City he worked as a carpenter and learned many things. That is why he decided to put one in his house and thus be able to spend more time with his family, reduce their cost increase, and be able to pay off their household expenses.

This time he has asked for the loan to buy raw materials like wood, paint brushes, paint, varnish, etc. The biggest challenge that Don Rudolfo faces is that he often does not have the tools he needs to fulfill all the orders that his customers have placed with him. Many times he has not been able to comply with the orders in such a way that his customers do not like the design and they complain that it is very simple because he has not finished it the way they wanted. This is why it is increasingly difficult for him to succeed in his business. In his carpentry shop he makes all kinds of furniture for the home, like cradles, wardrobes, tables, built-in cupboards, small furniture, etc.

He says, "The loan has helped me a lot. Thanks to it I have been able to buy more material although my biggest goal or hope would be to have more up-to-date machinery to satisfy my customers so that they would want to return to order more furniture from me; to be able to improve the quality of life for my children and wife."

Don Rodolfo and the rest of the group are grateful to FRAC and Kiva since they all will be able to invest in their work. Don Jesús, Pedro, and Juvenal will be able to invest in the maintenance of their taxi; Doña Cecilia will be able to invest in the remodeling of her restaurant; Lorena will invest in the purchase of groceries; Agustina will buy lambs; and Martha will buy calves - all in order to improve the quality of life of each of their families.
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El grupo la “Mesa el Centro” está conformado por cuatro hombres y cuatro mujeres todos son personas muy trabajadoras y responsables ellos viven en una comunidad llamada La mesa centro es por eso que así le pusieron el mismo nombre a su grupo, éste grupo se caracteriza por tener un santuario de mariposa monarcas y donde al lugar llegan personas de varios lugares como turistas, Don Rodolfo quien es el representante del grupo tiene 51 años de edad está casado con la señora María Juana juntos tienen cuatro hijos que aun dependen de ellos pues asisten a la escuela, Don Rodolfo tiene una carpintería que tiene por nombre “El Membrillo” la carpintería tienen ya 25 años su carpintería la inicio debido a que en la ciudad de México trabajaba como carpintero aprendió muchas cosas y es por eso que decidió poner una en su casa, y así poder pasar mas tiempo son su familia, disminuir sus gastos aumenten y pudiera solventar los gastos de hogar, esta vez ha solicitado el crédito para comprar materia prima, como madera, pinceles, pintura, barniz, etc. El reto más grande que presenta don Rodolfo es que muchas veces no tiene la herramienta necesaria para realizar todos los pedidos que le encargan sus clientes muchas veces no ha podido cumplir con sus pedidos ya que los clientes no les gusta el diseño, se quejan porque es muy sencillo, porque no tiene el acabado que ellos quisieran es por eso que le dificulta cada vez mas tener éxito en su negocio. En su carpintería realiza todo tipo de muebles para el hogar como cunas, roperos, mesas, closets, mesas, muebles pequeños, etc. “A mi el crédito me ayudo de mucho ya que gracias a el he podido comprar mas material aunque mi meta o mi esperanza mas grande seria tener maquinaria más actualizada para complacer a mis clientes y quieran regresar para encargarme más muebles, para poder mejorar la calidad de vida de mis hijos y esposa”. Don Rodolfo y el resto del grupo están agradecidos con FRAC y Kiva ya que todos podrán invertir en su actividad.
Don Jesús, Pedro, Juvenal podrán invertir en su mantenimiento de su taxi, Doña Cecilia podrá invertir en la remodelación de su local, Lorena invertirá en la compra de abarrotes, Agustina compra borregos, Martha comprara becerros todos con el fin de mejorar la calidad de vida de cada una de su familia.

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
  • 43
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Mesa Centro Group's $3,725 loan helped a member to buy raw materials like wood, paintbrushes, and varnish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2012
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012