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Amigos Group
In this Group: Maria Eugenia, Clara, Nancy Veronica, Silvia, Yessica, Maria De Los Angeles, Lorena, Graciela, Rodolfo
Clara, 55, is a hardworking and responsible woman. She is a member of the "Amigos" ("Friends") group. She had previously been part of another group, but due to personal problems they decided to divide up and create another group. They chose the name "Amigos" because they support each other.

Clarita, as everyone calls her, makes a living making clothing such as dresses, blouses, shirts, trousers, sweatpants, etc. She buys her goods in Mexico City, because they give her low prices there for the materials she needs. She also makes uniforms for various schools in her town.

She is applying for a loan to buy materials to stock her business, because in the month of March she will have an order for the wardrobe for the portrayal of the Via Crucis ("Way of the Cross") in her town. She needs material to make the costumes, which she painstakingly sews year after year for the Holy Week.

She says that she will buy fabric in different textures and colors, thread, zippers, buttons, ribbon, etc. She also makes clothing repairs, adds zippers and buttons, and hems clothing, among many other services.

The other members of the group are María Eugenia, Nancy, Silvia, Yessica, María de los Ángeles, Lorena, Graciela, and Rodolfo. They will invest in their businesses, such as a clothing store, the sale of fruit and vegetables, a shoe store, and a nutritional club.
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Doña Clara tiene 55 años de edad es una mujer trabajadora y responsable, dice que ella es parte de un grupo nuevo llamado Amigos ya que anteriormente estaban en otro grupo pero por problemas personales decidieron dividirse y hacer otro grupo y llamarlo así porque se apoyan mutuamente. Doña Clarita, como le dicen todos, se dedica a la elaboración de prendas de vestir como vestidos, blusas, camisas, pantalones, pants etc. Dice que ella surte su mercancía en la ciudad de México por que allá le dan bajos precios de lo que ocupa de material, también hace uniformes a varias escuelas de su población. Ahorita ella pide un crédito para la compra de material ya que quiere surtirse por que en el mes de marzo le mandan hacer la vestimenta de las caracterizaciones del Viacrucis de su colonia y tiene que tener material para hacer los vestuarios que año con año hace con mucho esmero para la semana santa. Dice que comprara tela de diferentes texturas y colores, hilos, cierres, botones, listones etc. También hace composturas a la ropa, pone cierres, botones hace dobladillos y muchas cosas más. Las otras integrantes de su grupo son María Eugenia, Nancy, Silvia, Yessica, María de los Ángeles, Lorena, Graciela y Rodolfo los cuales invertirán sus créditos en una tienda de ropa, en frutas y legumbres para su venta, en una zapatería, en un club nutricional.

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
  • 48
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amigos Group's $4,650 loan helped a member to buy fabric in different textures and colors, thread, zippers, buttons, ribbon, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013