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El Rincon Group
In this Group: Gonzalo, Silvino, Albina, Eliseo

Update on El Rincon Group

Don Silvino is from an indigenous Mazahua community, in which the majority of people work making handicrafts from the Ocoshal leaf and woven wool.

Don Silvino has made a living raising sheep for over 30 years. This is because he never studied, as his parents did not have the means to send him to school and the closest one was very far away from his community at that time.

At the moment, he has 13 sheep and is requesting a loan to maintain their pen, because bad weather and its bad state of repair have already led to the death of several lambs, and it is cold and hails in his community. He also says that he will buy food, vitamins, and deparasiting treatments to keep them in better condition and thus sell them for a better price.

He explains that in December he makes the most sales and the schools close. Due to the celebrations held and traditions of his community they make a lot of food and invite people from other communities to celebrate the holidays. Don Silvino says that if he gets a loan he can improve his business and he feels grateful to VisionFund. The other members of the group are called Gonzalo, Albina and Eliseo. They will invest their loans in buying manure and fertilizers to grow avocados.
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Don Silvino es originario de una comunidad indígena mazahua en la cual la mayoría de las personas se dedican a la elaboración de artesanías en ocoshal y a la elaboración de tejidos artesanales en lana. Don Silvino se dedica a la cría de borregos desde hace mas de 30 años ya que el no estudio porque sus padres no tenían recursos y la escuela mas cercana le quedaba en aquel entonces muy retirada de su comunidad. El tiene ahorita 13 borregos y esta pidiendo un crédito para darle mantenimiento a su corral ya que por las inclemencias del clima y por el mal estado de su corral ya se le han muerto varios borreguitos y que en su comunidad hace demasiado frio y cae hielo. Dice que también le comprara alimento, vitaminas, desparacitantes para tenerlos en mejor estado y así venderlos a un mejor precio. Platica que en el mes de diciembre es cuando mejor ventas tiene y cuando son las clausuras de las escuelas ya que por las fiestas que hacen y las tradiciones de su comunidad hacen demasiada comida e invitan gente de otras comunidades para festejar las fiestas. Don Silvino dice que si le prestan el crédito podrá mejorar su negocio y se siente agradecido con VisionFund. Los otros integrantes del grupo se llaman Gonzalo, Albina y Eliseo ellos invertirán sus créditos en la compra de abonos y fertilizantes para el cultivo de aguacate.

Previous Loan Details

Lucila is 38 years old and is part of the "El Rincon" group. The Mazahua culture still predominates in this community, where the women wear Mazahua traditional clothing and speak Mazahua. Luci, as her friends and family call her,, is married to Antonio, and they have five children, named Alexis, ... More from El Rincon Group's previous loan »

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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
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Rincon Group's $2,200 loan helped a member to buy sheep and food for them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013