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El Maya Group
In this Group: Petra, Rosalba, María Elena, Manuela, Eduardo
Manuela is 76 years old and belongs to a group called Maya. She says that they chose this name because at the place where they meet, the owner of the house sells Mayan sculptures. In order to quickly choose a group name they decided on this one, and apart from that it's a very original name since it's one of the most important cultures of Mexico.

She tells us that she has a business selling clothing for women, men, and children and says that she's had it for more than 20 years. She says she goes to stock up on her clothing in León Guanajuato where they give her better prices and in this way she earns a little more. She tells us she sells her clothing at different marketplaces in her town's surrounding communities and she's very happy with this because at her age she feels useful and has her own money.

She says that she is requesting a loan to buy white stockings, shirts, and blouses for girls' school uniforms, since the new school year has just started and her customers are asking for these things, as well as blue and white trousers for boys, and skirts in specific colors to be used as school uniforms. She says that she hopes that with this loan they are giving her that she'll be able to better supply her business.

The other four members of the group are Petra, Rosalba, María Elena, and Eduardo. They will invest in their businesses such as a taco stall, embroidery of artisanal garments, buying perfume and clothing from catalogs and selling them, and buying pigs and pig feed.
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Doña Manuela tiene 76 años de edad y pertenece al grupo llamado Maya dice que le pusieron ese nombre por que donde se van a reunir la dueña de la casa vende esculturas de los mayas y para ponerle rápido nombre a su grupo decidieron ponerle ese aparte dice que es un nombre muy original ya que es una de las culturas mas importantes de México. Platica que ella tiene un negocio de venta de ropa para dama, caballeros y niños y dice que lo tiene desde hace mas de 20 años y dice que ella va a surtir su ropa a León Guanajuato donde le dan mejores precios y asi ella le gana un poco mas. Platica que vende su ropa en diferentes tianguis de comunidades aledañas a su población y eso la tiene muy contenta por que a su edad se siente útil y tiene su propio dinero. Dice que ella esta pidiendo un crédito para la compra de calcetas escolares para niña, camisas y blusas escolares color blanca ya que ahorita acaban de entrar al nuevo ciclo escolar los niños y sus clientas le han pedido eso, asi como también pantalones azules y blancos para niños y faldas de específicos colores para ocuparlos como uniformes en la escuelas. Dice que ella espera que con el crédito que le hagan pueda surtir mejor su negocio. Los otros cuatro integrantes del grupo se llaman Petra, Rosalba, María Elena y Eduardo ellos invertirán en sus negocios como en una taquería, en bordado de prendas artesanales, en compra de perfumes y ropa por catalogo y venderlos, en compra de cerdos y compra de alimento para estos.

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
  • 67
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,896,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Maya Group's $2,675 loan helped a member sell clothing for the whole family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2013