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Meloma Group
In this Group: Francisca, María Guadalupe, María Guadalupe, María Luisa, Margarita, Genoveva, Dulce *, María
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The “Melom” group comprises 8 very hardworking women who live in a beautiful community where people still converse in their native tongue. They relate that the group name was chosen because that’s the name of their town but in the Mazahua mother tongue.

Francisca, who is the group representative, relates that’s she’s been married to José for 47 years. They formed a family of seven children three of which are still dependent. “Doña Mago” as she’s affectionately referred to relates that she’s been selling turkeys for 18 years having learned from her parents who worked raising animals like turkeys. She also used to have chickens and sheep but didn’t consider them to be good options so that’s why she stayed with turkeys and why she’s asking for a new loan to buy four more turkeys.

The only difficulty Doña Mago has is when the turkeys get sick and die. She often loses her profit and the investment she made when she bought them. Doña Mago comments: “It doesn’t matter. I will continue striving to help my son who is about to complete high-school and I’d like him to continue studying and have a career. To do so, though, I’m going to have to have quite a few more animals and I know that with a Kiva loan I’ll be succeed.”

The other group members are: Dulce, Francisca, Genoveva, María Guadalupe, María and María Luisa who will invest in goats and María Guadalupe who will buy chicks to raise.
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El grupo Meloma está conformado por 8 mujeres muy trabajadoras ellas viven en una comunidad hermosa donde la gente aun conversa en su lengua materna, platican que el nombre del grupo lo eligieron porque así se llama su pueblo solo que esta en su lengua materna llamada Mazahua. Doña Francisca quien es la representante del grupo platica que tiene 47 años de edad esta casada con el señor José juntos formaron una familia con siete hijos de los cual tres son dependientes, Doña Mago, como de cariño le dicen, platica que se dedica a la venta de guajolotes (pavos) desde hace ya 18 años. Ella aprendió la actividad de sus padres porque también se dedicaban a la crianza de animales como los guajolotes, pero también antes tenia pollos y borregos aunque considera que no era buena opción entonces fue como se quedo con sus guajolotes. Actualmente solicita un nuevo crédito para comprar cuatro guajolotes más, la única dificultad a la cual se enfrenta Doña Mago es cuando sus guajolotes enferman y mueren muchas veces pierde su ganancia y la inversión que hizo al comprarlos. Doña Mago Comenta “No importa, seguiré echándole ganas para poder ayudar a mi hijo que esta por concluir su preparatoria y me gustaría que siguiera estudiando y que tuviera una carrera aunque para esto necesito tener muchos más animales y sé que con el crédito de la institución y Kiva lo lograré”. Las integrantes del grupo son Dulce, Francisca, Genoveva, María Guadalupe, María, María Luisa quienes invertirán en becerros; mientras que María Guadalupe comprará pollos para engorda.

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
  • 86
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $21,062,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Meloma Group's $3,325 loan helped a member to buy turkeys.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013