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El Sol Group
In this Group: Sacramento , Alvaro , Maria Luisa , Tereso , Teofila , Maria Esther, Mariela, Rebeca, Omar , Dario *, Paula , Maria Antonia
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Update on El Sol Group

Tereso is a member of the “El Sol” Group, which is composed of 12 persons, each of whom pursues a different economic activity. Tereso is 41 years old, only studied through primary school, and is married to Eugenia with whom he has 3 children, 2 of whom are sons.

Tereso says that for many years he worked in the countryside but having found only seasonal work, he needed to look for an activity that he could maintain year round, since he needed to provide for his family. He says that in his community they are accustomed to men selling tortillas from motorbikes, delivering to the doors of houses. It seemed to him a profitable business and he bought his own motorcycle.

For 3 years now he has been selling tortillas. Initially, he only sold within his community, but at present, he goes out to neighboring localities to sell. Given the fact that he is well known now, every day he just has to deliver orders.

Tereso wishes to invest his loan in motorcycle maintenance, and to buy tortillas to be resold. Moreover, he hopes that his business will continue progressing and, little by little, to gain more customers, since in the future, he would like to buy a larger motorcycle.

The activities of the other members are as follows:
Sacramento sells groceries
Alvaro cultivates corn
Maria Luisa sells groceries
Teofila sells soft drinks
Maria Esther raises pigs
Mariela sellsl soft drinks
Rebecca sells clothing
Omar sells articles for the home (tupperware)
Dario provides transportation services
Paula sells tortillas
Maria Antonio sells chicken
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Don Tereso es integrante del grupo "El sol", el cual esta conformado por 12 personas cada una de ella desarrolla una actividad económica diferente. Don Tereso tiene 41 años de edad, solo estudio la primaria y esta casado con doña Eugenia con la cual tiene tres hijos de los cuales dos son niños. Don Tereso platica que durante muchos años se dedicó al trabajo del campo pero como solo había trabajo por temporadas se vio en la
necesidad de buscar una actividad que pudiera mantener durante todo el año ya que tiene que proveer a su familia. Él platica que en su comunidad se acostumbra a que los señores vendan tortillas en motos y que las lleven a la puerta de las casa. Le pareció un negocio rentable y se compró su moto. Desde hace 3 años se dedica a la venta de tortillas. Inicialmente, solo vendía en su comunidad, pero actualmente sale a las localidades aledañas a vender. Dado que ya es conocido, todos los días solo sale a entregar sus pedidos. Tereso quiere invertir su crédito en el mantenimiento de su moto y para comprar tortillas para posteriormente revenderlas. Además, él espera que su negocio continúe progresando y poco a poco ganar mas clientes, ya
que a futuro le gustaría comprarse una moto mas grande.

Las actividades de los demás integrantes son:

Sacramento: venta de abarrotes
Alvaro: cultivo de maíz
Maria Luisa: venta de abarrotes
Teofila: venta de refrescos
Maria Esther: cria de cerdos
Mariela: venta de refrescos
Rebeca: venta de ropa
Omar: venta de articulos para el hogar(topper)
Dario: servicio de transporte
Paula: venta de tortillas
Maria Antonio: Venta de pollo

Previous Loan Details

Doña Sacramento is 39 years old and only has an elementary school education. She is married to Don Joaquin, who works as a farm laborer. They have four children who are in elementary school. Doña Sacramento says she always looks for ways to work from home by making small sales so that she can ... More from El Sol Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Sol Group's $3,075 loan helped a member to buy tortillas and maintain a delivery motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013