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Las Golondrinas Del Ejido Group
In this Group: Maria Del Socorro , Maria Elena , Laura , Ma Del Carmen , Candelaria , Maribel , Victorina, Cristina
The group “Las Golondrinas” is made up of 8 hardworking and responsible women who work in the fields. They say that they chose this name (The Swallows) because these small birds are found in the community and ejido (communal farming lands) where they live. Maria del Socorro (who is affectionately called Mari) is the representative of this group. She tells us that she is 37 years old and has been married to Benjamin for 13 years. They have formed a family with 3 children, 2 of whom attend school.

Mari has had a business raising sheep for 2 years. She started this business because of an idea given to her by her sister-in-law. She currently has 2 sheep that she cares for very well. Every morning she gets up and gives them hay, pasture grass or ground corn. When she sees that they are very dirty she washes them, and she also provides them with water when needed.

This time she is requesting a loan to buy more sheep. She would like to buy two, and the food to feed them. What Mari enjoys the most about this work is when her sheep have babies, because she has a sheep that just had a baby and Mari received it with a lot of excitement and pleasure. Meanwhile, Mari told us about her experience with the baby sheep in a joking manner, saying, "What I like the least is when they cry a lot and I don't know why. Perhaps it's because they are very spoiled and so they know that I will give them anything they ask for." She also tells us that it she finds it difficult when her sheep get sick and die, and almost all of the group members agree. Also, another difficulty that Mari faces is that the place where she has her sheep is a very small space. Mari's goal is to have her children finish a course of study, even a short one, so that they can have a secure job, because she wants her family's quality of life to improve.

The members of this group are: Elena, who will invest in pigs and chickens, Lura, who will buy pasture grass for sheep, Carmen, who will buy pigs, Candelaria, who will buy chickens and pigs, Maribel, who will buy chickens, Victorina, who will buy pigs and turkeys, and finally, Cristina, who will buy sheep. The members of the group "Las Golondrinas del Ejido," are sincerely grateful for this loan that is being granted to them by FRAC and by Kiva.
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El grupo “Las Golondrinas” está conformado por ocho mujeres que se dedican al campo son mujeres muy trabajadoras y responsables el nombre del grupo lo eligieron ellas comentan que el nombre de Golondrinas se les ocurrió por los pajaritos quien hay en su comunidad y ejido por el lugar donde viven.
Doña María del Socorro pero como la llaman Mari de cariño y quien es la representante del grupo nos cuenta que tiene 37 años de edad está casada con el señor benjamín desde hace 13 años juntos han formado una familia con 3 niños dos de ellos van a la escuela
Mary se dedica a la crianza de borregos desde hace dos años la actividad la inicio ya que la idea se la dio su cuñada por el momento tiene dos borregos que cuida mucho ya que todas las mañana se levanta a darles de comer pastura, zacate o maíz molido lo que tenga cuando ve que ya están muy sucios los limpia, también les ofrece agua cuando es muy necesario.
Esta vez esta solicitando el crédito para comparar mas borregos si le alcanza comprara dos y su alimento necesario lo que más le gusta a Mari es cuando sus borregas le dan borreguitos bebes ya que tiene una borreguita que apenas dio una cría y Mary la recibió con mucho gusto y emoción mientras Mari nos contaba sus experiencia con los borreguitos en manera de chascarrillo dijo “Y lo que menos me gusta es que lloran mucho y no sé porque quizás porque está muy consentida y sabe que se le dará todo lo que pide” también nos cuenta que su dificultad es cuando sus borregos enferman y mueren y casi todas las integrantes del grupo coinciden también otra dificultad de Mary es que el lugar donde tiene sus borregas es un espacio muy pequeño.
La meta de Mary es que sus hijos terminen una carrera aunque sea corta pero que tengan un trabajo seguro ya que quiere que la calidad de vida de su familia mejore.
Las integrantes de grupo son Elena invertirá en cerdos y pollos, Lura comprara pastura para borregos, Carmen para comprar cerdos, Candelaria comprara pollos y cerdos, Maribel comprara pollos, Victorina comprara Cerdos y Guajolotes y finalmente Cristina comprara borregos ellas son integrantes del grupo Las Golondrinas del Ejido están sinceramente agradecidas con el crédito otorgado que FRAC y KIVA les dan.

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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.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,549,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Golondrinas Del Ejido Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to buy sheep and pasture grass.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012