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Los Encinos Group
In this Group: Eulalia, Maria Del Carmen, Maria Luisa, Maria, Alicia Dolores, María Angélica, Lorena, Ricarda, Rosario, Sandra

Update on Los Encinos Group

Ricarda is a hardworking woman. She’s 44-year-old and a widow. She’s a member of the “Los Encinos Ganadería” group. She says they gave it this name because where they live oak trees are common and the ‘ganadería’ part is because most of the members work raising pigs, cattle and sheep. She says that at her husband’s death, she’s had to take on her children’s care all by herself. Back then, the three of them were students but now two of her daughters work in Mexico City as domestic employees and they help her support her son who is attending high-school with much sacrifice.

She’s been growing avocadoes for more than four years. She says: “My husband left me a business that requires much hard work to care for but thanks to it I’m able to move my son, who is studying, forward since I was unable to study due to the lack of resources. I have to devote myself to the land my late husband left me and thanks to the three loans I’ve gotten I’ve been able to move it forward even though I did neglect it somewhat when my husband died but now it’s in good condition.” She says she’s asking for this loan to buy organic manure, fertilizer and insecticide to protect against the chilling frosts and hail storms that are common in winter.

She says that she now has about 200 trees and hopes to continue planting more since her field is large; it’s almost two hectares and she wants to cover it entirely with this type of fruit. She relates that when it’s harvest time she heads to the wholesale food market to sell them by the kilo since it’s more profitable to sell them that way. She says the last few harvests have been good since her yields were quite large.

Her greatest hope is that her youngest son will have a career so he will not have to suffer working in the fields and that her daughters can restart their schooling because she does not like their being so far from her. She also wants to continue to buy avocado plants to continue growing them and leave a good business for her children.

The other group members’ names are Eulalia, María del Carmen, María Luisa, María, Alicia, María Angélica, Lorena, Rosario and Sandra and they will use their loans to buy fertilizer, organic manure for avocado farming, will buy feed and vaccines for pigs, fertilizer and manure for tomato crops and will buy merchandise to stock a grocery store.
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Ricarda es una mujer trabajadora tiene 44 años de edad y es viuda, ella es parte del grupo Los Encinos Ganadería, dice que le pusieron ese nombre al grupo porque donde viven se da mucho los arboles de encino y lo de ganadería por que la mayoría de las integrantes se dedica a la cría de ganado porcino, vacuno y bovino. Dice que a raíz de que su marido falleció ella tuvo que hacerse cargo sola de sus hijos ya que en aquel tiempo los tres estudiaban, dice que ahorita dos de sus hijas trabajan en la ciudad de México como empleadas domesticas y ellas son las que le ayudan a sacar adelante a su hijo el cual estudia la preparatoria con muchos sacrificios. Ella desde hace mas de 4 años se dedica al cultivo de aguacate, ella dice “mi esposo me dejo un negocio muy pesado en mantenimiento pero gracias a este puedo sacar adelante a mi hijo que estudia ya que yo no puede estudiar por falta de recursos me tengo que dedicar a la tierra que me dejo mi difunto esposo que gracias a los 3 créditos que me han hecho lo he podido sacar adelante ya que lo descuide un poco cuando mi marido falleció pero ahorita están en buenas condiciones”. Dice que está pidiendo el crédito para comprar abono orgánico, fertilizantes e insecticidas para que no le peguen las heladas fuertes y puedan aguantar los granizos que caen en la temporada de invierno. Dice que ahorita tiene aproximadamente 200 árboles y espera seguir sembrando más ya que su terreno esta grande casi son dos hectáreas y quiere cubrirlo de este tipo de fruto, plática que cuando es temporada de cosechar va a la central de abastos a venderlos por kilos ya que le sale mejor venderlos así y dice que las ultimas cosechas le han ido bien en la corta porque a sacado bastante. Su mayor anhelo es que su hijo el menor tenga una carrera para que no sufra trabajar en el campo y que sus hijas vuelvan a estudiar porque no le gusta que estén tan lejos de ella, también quiere seguir comprando matas de aguacate para seguir cultivando y dejarle a sus hijos un negocio bueno. Las demás integrantes del grupo se llaman Eulalia, María del Carmen, María Luisa, María, Alicia, María Angélica, Lorena, Rosario y Sandra ellas invertirán en la compra de fertilizantes, abonos orgánicos para el cultivo de aguacate, para la compra de alimento y vacunas para cerdos, compra de fertilizantes y abonos para cultivo de jitomate y para la compra de artículos para surtir tienda de abarrotes.

Previous Loan Details

Maria is originally from an area called La Barranca, a beautiful place with spectacular landscapes. She’s part of a group called El Encinal and she tells us that the members decided to name it that way because there are many oak trees (Encino in Spanish) in the place when they hold their meeting... More from Los Encinos Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 81
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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 Los Encinos Group's $5,375 loan helped a member to buy farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013