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Las Trabajadoras Group
In this Group: Blanca Estela, Elizabeth, Librada , Mariana, Lidia, Marco Antonio, Mireya*, Jasmin, Bertha , María Guadalupe, Genaro Germán, Yolanda
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Update on Las Trabajadoras Group

Genaro is 24 years old and is a member of a group called "Las Trabajadoras" (the female workers). He says that he joined the group after it was formed, and it was so named because in the beginning, the group was comprised of only women, all of whom were very hardworking and responsible. He is a widower who lives with his mother, whom he supports and loves very much. He has different jobs but states that one of his passions is singing. Every day, he goes to restaurants and eateries to sing. He says that he is well-known and that people invite him to special events, which makes him feel good because it means that they like the way he sings. He says that when he performs, he goes by the stage name of Marcelo, and that he likes this job because aside from the fact that he gets paid, he enjoys signing for people. He states that he used to have a small cyber café, but that his computers kept breaking down. He also had a video arcade, but he had to sell his arcade games because his electricity bill was too high. He is now requesting a loan from VisionFund in order to purchase a variety of sweets to sell outside his home because he lives very close to an elementary school. He says that his mother well help him make pork and soy cracklings. He hopes to receive this loan so that he can start this business soon because he thinks it will be a success since he also wants to sell soft drinks and juice to the school children during recess. He also states that he will purchase the candy in different stores in a nearby town, where he can get low prices and make a little more profit.

The other eleven group members are Blanca Estela, María Guadalupe, Elizabeth, Librada, Mariana, Lidia, Marco Antonio, Mireya, Jasmin, Bertha, and Yolanda. They will invest the loan in their different businesses, such as in purchasing material to make bedspreads, baby clothes to sell, goods for a grocery store, feed for dairy cows to milk them and sell the milk by the liter, scrap metal to sell it by the kilo, corn to sell corn dough, pig feed to sell, and seasonal fruits and vegetables to sell.

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Genaro tiene 24 años de edad y es parte del grupo llamado “Las Trabajadoras” dice que el entro después de que hicieron el grupo pero que la persona que hizo el grupo dice que le pusieron ese nombre por que al principio eran puras mujeres y todas muy trabajadoras y responsables. El es viudo y vive con su mama a la cual apoya y quiere mucho, el tiene varios trabajos dice que una de sus pasiones es cantar, el sale a diario a restaurantes, cenadurías a cantar, dice que ya lo conocen y que lo invitan a eventos especiales y eso lo hace sentir bien porque quiere decir que le agrada a las personas como canta, dice que en sus presentaciones tiene un nombre artístico y se hace llamar “Marcelo” y que le gusta ese trabajo porque aparte de que le pagan disfruta el cantarle a la gente. Dice que anteriormente él tenia un pequeño cibercafé pero que seguido se le descomponían las computadoras y también tenia juegos de video pero que mejor los vendió ya que los gastos de energía eléctrica eran muy elevados. Ahora él está pidiendo un crédito a VisionFund para comprar dulces de diferentes variedades para vender afuera de su casa ya que muy cerca de su casa se encuentra una escuela primaria, dice que su mama le ayudara a hacer chicharrones preparados de soya y cueritos, dice que él espera que le hagan el crédito para iniciar el negocio pronto ya que él cree que si le irá bien porque también quiere vender refrescos y juguitos para ofrecerles a los niños de la escuela en la hora del receso, también platica que los dulces de diferentes variedades las comprara en diferentes tiendas de una población cercana a la de el donde encuentre precios bajos para así ganarles un poco mas.

Los otros once integrantes del grupo se llaman Blanca Estela, María Guadalupe, Elizabeth, Librada, Mariana, Lidia, Marco Antonio, Mireya, Jasmin, Bertha y Yolanda ellos invertirán en diferentes negocios que tienen como en material para realizar colchas, en la compra de tienda de ropa para bebe para vender, en la compra de artículos para surtir tienda de abarrotes, en la compra de alimento para sus vacas para sacarles la leche y vender por litro, compra de fierro viejo para venderlo por kilos, en la compra de maíz, para vender masa, en la compra de alimentos para cerdos para después venderlos, para la compra de frutas y legumbres de temporada para su venta.

Previous Loan Details

This village bank is called "Las Trabajadoras" - "the working women" - because the members of the group consider themselves a hard-working group of women. The village banks are groups of 10 or more people who, together, hold a bank account and have to meet weekly or fortnightly to make their repa... More from Las Trabajadoras Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,256,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Trabajadoras Group's $7,550 loan helped a member to purchase candy, cracklings, soft drinks, juice, and other goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2013