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Espiga Group
In this Group: Enrique, Josefa, Virginio

Update on Espiga Group

This communal bank is called "Espiga," and it is made up of 3 people who each have their own businesses. They all live in the town called Luis Espinoza. Virginio is married to Elisa, and together they have a son who is still in their care and is in middle school. He is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of wood to make furniture, such as: chairs, dining tables, armoires, and other items. He has been doing this work for 20 years and 5 months, and he comments that it is going well, because with this business he has been able to get ahead with his family, and for him, this is the most important thing.

He started doing this work when he was very young, because he learned this trade from a skilled tradesman. Eventually, he decided to establish his own carpentry workshop where he could obtain his own income, and it is going very well for him.

What he wants is that with this small business and this loan, he will be able to continue to work and provide work for other people who help him to sand and varnish the furniture.

The members of this communal bank are: Enrique, who will invest the loan in varnishes and wood for his carpentry business, and Josefa, who will invest this loan in the purchase of ingredients to make tamales.
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El grupo se llama espiga y se integra de tres personas, cada uno se dedica a su respectiva actividad y todos ellos viven en un pueblo llamado Luis Espinoza.

Virginio quien está casado con la señora Elisa con quien procreo un hijo que aún está a su responsabilidad y estudia en secundaria.

El solicitó el préstamo para invertirlo en la compra de madera para elaborar muebles como son: sillas, comedores, roperos, entre otros en donde lleva trabajando veinte años y cinco meses en la que comenta que le va bien ya que con ello a estado saliendo adelante con su familia que es lo más importante para él.

Inició con esta actividad desde muy joven ya que aprendió de chalan (ayudante) y con el tiempo decidió poner su propia carpintería, en donde pudiera obtener su propios ingresos y le va bien.

Lo que desea es que con esta pequeña actividad y el préstamo él pueda seguir trabajando y dando trabajo a otras personas que le ayudan a lijar y barnizar los muebles.

Quienes integran en el grupo son:

Enrique quien invertirá en barnices y madera para su carpintería y la señora Josefa invertirá en la compra de ingredientes para la elaboración de tamales.

Previous Loan Details

The group is called "Espiga", and is made up of three persons; two men and a woman. They live in a small community. Virgionio was the one interviewed. He is married to Elisa, and they have four children who are already married. He says that he applied for the loan in order to buy wood for mak... More from Espiga Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 55
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,254,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Espiga Group's $1,600 loan helped a member to buy wood to use making furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2012
May 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012