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Las Carmelitas Group
In this Group: Isabel , Flora , Genaro , Dominga, Ana Lilia , Nelly, Natalia , Maria Guadalupe, Maria Isabel , Josefina , Santa

Update on Las Carmelitas Group

Nelly is a member of the Las Carmelitas communal bank. She says that she has had her grocery store in her house for a little over 15 years. She personally tends the store, and she sells a bit of everything.

Nelly only went to high school, and she is single. A loan from VisionFund would give her the opportunity to buy sugar, rice, soup, cooking oil, beans, candy, soft drinks, toilet paper, and a variety of canned good to stock her business.

She says that the challenge she faces is during the dead time (when the harvest is over and the sugar refineries stop work). This is because people have less money and little is sold. However, this does not discourage her because, like all businesses, they are highs and lows.

The thing she likes the most about her business is dealing with the people, and she has made good friends. She will invest her earnings in the purchase of more supplies and in having a better quality of life.

The other members of the group are:

Isabel-Sells snacks
Flora-Sells snacks
Genaro-Mechanic shop services
Dominga –Sells snacks
Ana-Sells snacks
Natalia-Sells shoes
Maria Guadalupe-Beauty parlor
Maria Isabel-Sells shoes
Santa-Fast food
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Nelly es una integrante del grupo Las Carmelitas, ella platica que hace un poco mas de 15 años tiene en su hogar una tienda de abarrotes en su hogar la cual atiende ella personalmente y vende de todo un poco.

Nelly solo estudio la preparatoria y es soltera, un credito de VisionFund le dara la oportunidad de comprar, azucar, arroz,sopa, aceite, frijol, dulces, refrescos, papel higenico y variedad de productos enlatados para resultar su negocio.

Ella dice que el reto que enfrenta en tiempo muerto (cuando la zafra termina y los ingenios dejan de trabajar) porque la gente tiene menos dinero y se vende poco pero ella no se deanima ya que como todo negocio hay altas y bajas.

Lo que mas le gusta de su negocio es tratar con la gente y han hecho buenos amigos.
sus ganancias las invertiran en la compra de mas insumos y en tener una mejor calidad de vida

los demas integrantes del grupo son:
Isabel-venta de antojitos
Flora-venta de antojitos
Genaro-servicio de taller mecanico
Dominga denta de antojitos
Ana-venta de antojitos
Natalia-Venta de calzado
Maria Guadalupe-Estetica
Maria Isabel-Venta de zapatos
Santa-Comida corrida

Previous Loan Details

The Carmelitas is a group formed by nine people each of them working in a different business activity to obtain extra income and give their families a better quality of life, this group is located in an area close to the sugar cane plantation, where a large sugar cane producer is located called “... More from Las Carmelitas 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
  • 40
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Carmelitas Group's $3,700 loan helped a member to buy sugar, rice, soup, cooking oil, beans, candy, soft drinks, toilet paper, and a variety of canned goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 30, 2013