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Las Amapolas Group
In this Group: Angelina, Leticia, Maria Francisca, Maria Del Carmen, Aida, Maria Carmen, Marco Alejandro, Maria Guadalupe, Antonia, Margarita, Adriana
Aida is 48 years old. For over 10 years she had made her living preparing banquet feasts for special events like, 15th birthday celebrations, weddings, children's parties, birthdays etc. She says she started this business because she completed a cooking course and because her family always told her that her cooking was delicious. So she decided to start a business, and besides, there wasn't much competition back then. Aida is requesting the financing in order to purchase table linens and china for the food service, both of which she rents out. She will also purchase china, trays for serving the plates of food and food-making supplies. She says she feels passionate about her work, as she really enjoys preparing delicious food. She purchases the supplies that she uses in the Zitacuaro wholesale food market, going to different sellers the find the best prices. Doña Aida's goal is to have a banquet hall to be able to rent out everything someone would need for a party. The other 10 members of the communal bank are Angelina, Leticia, María Francisca, María del Carmen, María del Carmen E., Marco Alejandro, María Guadalupe, Antonia, Margarita and Adriana. They will invest their loans in supplies for making and selling Mexican snacks, in products for a nutritional club, in articles and supplies for a schooling cooperative, in tortilla-making machines, in catalog bedspreads, in women's clothing and in fruit for a juice bar.
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Aida tiene 48 años, ella desde hace mas de 10 años se dedica a la elaboración de banquetes para eventos especiales como quince años, bodas, fiestas infantiles, cumpleaños etc. Dice que empezó con este negocio ya que ella estudio un curso de cocina y su familia le decía que cocinaba muy sabroso y es por eso que ella decidió hacer su propio negocio y aparte que también dijo que antes no había tanta competencia. Ella está pidiendo un crédito a la financiera para la compra de mantelería ya que también renta manteles y loza para servir la comida. Ella comprara también loza, charolas para servir sus platillos e insumos para hacer la comida. Dice que este trabajo que tiene es lo que más le apasiona ya que disfruta mucho su trabajo que es el hacer sus comidas sabrosas. Los insumos que ocupa los compra en la central de abastos de Zitacuaro en diferentes puestos donde le dan precios bajos. La meta de doña Aida es hacer un salón para eventos para poder rentar todo lo que se necesita hacer una fiesta. Los otros 10 integrantes del grupo se llaman Angelina, Leticia, María Francisca, María del Carmen, María del Carmen E., Marco Alejandro, María Guadalupe, Antonia, Margarita y Adriana ellos invertirán sus créditos en insumos para hacer y vender antojitos mexicanos, en productos para un club nutricional, en artículos e insumos para cooperativa escolar, en maquinas para hacer tortillas, colchas por catalogo, ropa para dama y frutas para jugueria.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Amapolas Group's $4,050 loan helped a member to purchase supplies for making food, table linens and china.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 28, 2012