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El Aguacate Group
In this Group: Angelina, Rosalba, Emilia, Anastasia, Brenda Guadalupe, Alondra, Juana, Blanca, Maria Santos, Yolanda, Maria Cristina, Alicia
Anastasia is 75 years old and an enterprising, hardworking, and very responsible woman. She says that only one son lives with her now that almost all of them are married, and he helps her to sell fruits and legumes in the marketplace and in her home. She says she has had her business for more than 41 years, and that she is proud to have this business since this is how she got her children ahead since she is a widow.

She tells us that she goes to the marketplace daily to buy fruit to later sell from her home, and sometimes in the market of a town near her own. She says she is asking for a loan to buy manzano chiles, cilantro, avocados, radishes, peas, fava beans, lentils, peaches, guavas, and other seasonal fruits. She says one of her dreams to have a permanent store in her home because at her age she gets very tired walking with pails full of fruit, and she would like to set up a general store and also sell seasonal fruit.

She says, "Thanks to the financing my business has grown little by little." The other eleven members of the group are Angelina, Rosalba, Emilia, Brenda, Alondra, Juana, Blanca, Maria Santos, Yolanda, Maria Cristina, and Alicia. They invest their loans in seasonal fruit and legumes, basic necessities for supplying the home, cosmetics and perfume for resale, shoes and clothing by catalog order to sell, and building materials to sell.
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Doña Anastasia tiene 75 años de edad y es una mujer emprendedora, trabajadora y muy responsable y comenta que con ella nada mas vive un hijo ya que casi todos son casados y él le ayuda a vender frutas y legumbres en la central de abastos y en su casa, die que tiene con su negocio desde hace mas de 41 años y que está orgullosa de tener ese negocio ya que de ahí saco adelante a sus hijos ya que es viuda. Platica que a diario va a la central de abastos a comprar la fruta para más tarde venderla en su casa y abeces en el mercado de una población cercana a la de ella. Dice que está pidiendo un crédito para la compra de chiles manzanos, cilantro, aguacate, rábanos, chicharos, habas, lentejas, duraznos, guayabas y demás frutas de temporada, dice que uno de sus sueños es poder tener un local estable en su casa ya que por su edad se cansa mucho de andar con las cubetas llenas de fruta y a ella le gustaría poner una tienda de abarrotes y también vender frutas de temporada. Ella dice “gracias a la financiera mi negocio ha crecido poco a poco”. Las otras once integrantes del grupo se llaman Angelina, Rosalba, Emilia, Brenda, Alondra, Juana, Blanca, Maria Santos, Yolanda, Maria Cristina y Alicia ellas invertirán sus créditos en frutas y legumbres de temporada, artículos de abarrotes para surtir su tienda, cosméticos y perfumería para vender, zapatos y ropa por catalogo para vender, material para construcción para venderlo.

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
  • 47
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Aguacate Group's $5,450 loan helped a member to sell fruit such as manzano peppers, cilantro, avocado, radishes, peas, fava beans, lentils, peaches, guavas, and other seasonal fruits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2012
May 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012