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Gardenias Group
In this Group: Domitila, Gabriela, Enriqueta, Martha, Laura, Sebastiana, Lucina, Ivon, Hilda

Update on Gardenias Group

Lucina, 38, is married to Eduardo and has two children. Her oldest child is sponsored by World Vision Mexico. For two years, Lucina has been working for the cooperative primary school in her community. Her town is located in an indigenous area within the limits of the state of Michoacán, Mexico, a beautiful place with pretty landscapes that can be seen surrounding the community.

She says that in the cooperative, she makes lunches as well as Mexican "antojitos" (corn-based snacks) such as tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, pambazos, and flavored water, which she sells to students and teachers at the primary school. She says that she is going to stock up with the ingredients she buys in the city of Zitacuaro, because in the central supply store she can find better prices and then earn a profit. She also says that she sells sweets and soft drinks in different flavors, and that she is applying for this loan to buy ingredients to make the food and "antojitos" which she will sell to the schoolchildren.

She says that she cooks the meat, makes sauces and slices and disinfects tomatoes, onions, and lettuce one day early. Very early the next day, she makes the stews and antojitos so that she can be ready to sell her food during the recess at 9:30. She also sells food during the lunch hour, at 2pm, and during the recess for students in the evening shift at 4pm. She says that she has two girls who help her to serve the food because she can't keep up by herself. She is grateful for this loan because she can stock her business and she will have the ingredients to make her food.

The other members of the group are Domitila, Gabriela, Eriqueta, Martha, Laura, Sebastiana, Ivon and Hilda. They will use this loan to buy ingredients for Mexican antojitos, to buy materials to embroider tablecloths and napkins to sell, to buy sheep and the feed to raise and sell them, to buy goods to stock a grocery store, and to buy feed for chickens and turkeys to raise and sell them.
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Lucina tiene 38 años de edad, está casada con el señor Eduardo, ella tiene dos niños, el mayor está patrocinado por World Vision Mexico. Desde hace dos años, Lucina está a cargo de la cooperativa escolar de la primaria de su comunidad. El pueblo es un lugar indígena, localizado en los limites de Michoacán con el Estado de México, un lugar pintoresco y con unos hermosos paisajes que se pueden ver alrededor de la comunidad. Platica que ella en la cooperativa se dedica a realizar almuerzos y comidas, también antojitos mexicanos como tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, pambazos y aguas de sabor las cuales vende a los alumnos y maestros de la escuela primaria. Dice que ella va a surtir los insumos que ocupa en la ciudad de Zitacuaro ya que en la central de abastos encuentra mejores precios y así ella le puede ganar algo, también dice que vende dulces y refrescos de diferentes sabores y que está pidiendo un crédito para la compra de insumos para hacer las comidas y los antojitos que les vende a sus niños de la escuela, platica que desde un día antes ella se pone a cocer la carne y hacer las salsas y a rebanar el jitomate, cebolla y lechuga y desinfectarlos para que al otro día a muy temprana hora se pone hacer los guisados y los antojitos para que a las 9.30 a la hora del receso ella esté lista con lo que vende, también les vende a la hora de la comida como a las 2 de la tarde y a las 4 pm que es el receso de los niños del turno vespertino. Dice que tiene dos muchachas que le ayudan a atender porque ella sola no se da abasto. Agradece que le hagan el crédito porque así tendrá surtido su tienda y tendrá insumos para hacer lo de la comida. las demas integrantes del grupo se llaman Domitila, Gabriela, Eriqueta, Martha, Laura, Sebastiana, Ivon e Hilda ellas invertiran sus creditos en la compra de insumos para elaborar antojitos mexicanos, para la compra de material para bordar manteles, servilletas y venderlas, para la compra de borregos y alimento de estos para criarlos y despues venderlos, para la compra de articulos para surtir tienda de abarrotes y para la compra de alimento para gallinas y guajolotes para criarlos y depues venderlos.

Previous Loan Details

Ricarda, 51, is from a town called Macho de Agua, a place rife with natural resources where the main source of employment is artisanal embroidery work and raising sheep. She belongs to a group called “Gardenias” and she says they named it thus because the house they meet in has gardenias and to ... More from Gardenias Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,556,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gardenias Group's $6,175 loan helped a member to buy ingredients to make Mexican food and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013