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La Gloria Group
In this Group: Rosa , Teodora , Rolando , Zuleima , Ana Luisa*, Irma , Angelica Nathali, Odalis
* not pictured
This eight-member group is called "La Gloria" and is based in a community surrounded by sugar cane fields. Nearby there there is also a very pretty river which is visited by people various different areas.

Rosa is one member of "La Gloria". For thirty years she has made a living producing typical sweet products from the region (such as "cocadas", coconut sweets, "jamoncillos", fudge, and "dulce de leche"). Rosa tells us that in the beginning the work was difficult as she did not know how to make the sweets. However, a single mother, she wanted to work in order that she and her son could prosper so she asked her sister to teach her how to make the sweets. Rosa learned very quickly and, little by little, she gained good customers. Rosa goes out to sell in nearby communities and tells us she is very happy with her work as it is a family tradition. The first person in her family to start making sweets was her grandmother and the skills have now been passed on to two generations.

A Vision Fund loan will help Rosa to buy coconuts, sugar, sesame seeds, milk and colouring for making her sweets.

Rosa also makes a few sales of clothes in order to have an extra income. She hopes that, with her profits, she will be able to do some renovations to her home and any leftover money she will save for a rainy day.

The other members of the group:

Teodora - sells clothes
Rolando - sells drinks
Zuleima - sells footwear
Ana Luisa - sells make-up
Irma - sells food
Angelica - sells sweets
Odalis - sells clothes.
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La Gloria es el nombre de un grupo integrado por 8 personas, este grupo se encuentra ubicado en una comunidad que está rodeada por sembradíos de caña de azúcar. Además, muy cerca se encuera un río muy bonito que en verano es visitado por personas de diferentes comunidades.

Doña Rosa es uno de los integrantes de dicho grupo, ella se ha dedicado a la elaboración de dulces típicos de su región(cocadas, jamoncillos y dulces de leche) por mas de 30 años, y dice que en sus inicios fue muy difícil ya que no sabia como elaborarlos pero tenia la intención de trabajar para salir adelante con su hijo ya que era madre soltera, así que pidió a su hermana que le ensañara a realizar los dulces, aprendió muy rápido y poco a poco fue haciendo buenos clientes, Doña Rosa realiza sus ventas fuera de su comunidad en lugares cercanos, ademas comenta que se siente muy contenta con su actividad ya que ha sido tradición familiar ya que la primera en elaborar estos dulces fue su abuela y ha pasado este oficio por dos generaciones.
Un préstamo de VisionFund le ayudará a comprar cocos, azúcar, ajonjolí, leche y colorantes para la elaboración de sus dulces.

Doña Rosa también realiza pequeñas ventas de ropa para obtener un ingreso extra y espera con sus ganancias hacer algunas remodelaciones a su hogar y si quedara un poco iniciar un ahorro para lo que se presente.

Los demás integrantes del grupo son:

Teodora venta de ropa
Rolando venta de refrescos
Zuleima venta de calzado
Ana Luisa venta de cosmeticos
Irma venta de comida
Angelica venta de dulces
Odalis venta de ropa

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
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Gloria Group's $1,725 loan helped a member to make and sell typical sweets products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013