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La Cabañita Group
In this Group: Consuelo, Leticia, Florentina*, Tomasa, Blanca Estela , Maricela, Martha, Isabel, Liliana, Reynalda*, Sofia, Alejandra
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Update on La Cabañita Group

Sofía is 79 years old, and even though she is a woman of very advanced age, she has a zest for living. She sells chicken outside her home every day.

She says there is a young man who carries the chicken to her home, as she lives a bit far from where they sell it. She says that she sells dressed chicken by the kilo, and has had this business for more than 10 years. This is because before, her husband helped her support the household, but unfortunately he passed away, and she had to take over responsibility for all the expenses.

Right now she is asking for a loan so that she can buy chicken to sell by the kilo in her community. In spite of her age, Doña Chofi, as her friends know her, is a hard-working woman and very responsible.

The other members of the group are: Consuelo, Leticia, Florentina, Tomasa, Blanca Estela, Maricela, Martha, Isabel, Liliana, Reynalda and Alejandra.

They will invest their loans in the purchase of items for stocking a grocery store, in a silkscreening workshop, in the purchase of cosmetics by catalog to sell, to buy ingredients for making bread, to buy fruits and vegetables to sell, to buy materials for making costume jewelry, the purchase of oils, to buy spare parts for an auto repair shop, and to buy clothing by catalog to sell.
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Sofía tiene 79 años de edad, aunque es una señora muy grande de edad le echa ganas a la vida ella vende pollo fuera de su casa a diario dice que hay un joven que le lleva el pollo hasta su casa ya que de donde lo vende le queda retirado, dice que los vende los pollos pelados por kilos y que tiene este negocio desde hace más de diez años por que antes su esposo le ayudaba a la manutención de la casa pero desgraciadamente falleció y ella se tuvo que hacer cargo de todos los gastos. Ahorita está pidiendo un crédito para la compra de pollos para venderlos por kilo en su comunidad. Pese a su edad doña Chofi, como la conocen sus amigas, es una mujer trabajadora y muy responsable. Las demás integrantes de su grupo se llaman Consuelo, Leticia, Florentina, Tomasa, Blanca Estela, Maricela, Martha, Isabel, Liliana, Reynalda y Alejandra ellas invertirán sus créditos en la compra de artículos para surtir tienda de abarrotes, en un taller de serigrafía, en la compra de cosméticos por catalogo para su venta, en la compra de insumos para hacer pan, en la compra de frutas y legumbres para vender, en material para elaborar bisutería, en la compra de aceites, refacciones para carro para un taller mecánico y para la compra de ropa por catalogo para su venta.

Previous Loan Details

The Cabañita group is made up of 12 members; all hardworking women who struggle to have a better quality of life. Liliana is 29 years old and is originally from a community called San Andrés. She and her husband have a mechanic workshop. She helps him however she can and in whatever he can tea... More from La Cabañita Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,539,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Cabañita Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy chicken to sell as cut-up chicken by the kilo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Feb 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013