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Sorpresa Group
In this Group: Adelina, Juana, Letcia, Noe*, Juliana, Benita, Graciela, Hilaria
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Update on Sorpresa Group

The Sorpresa group is made up of eight people, seven women and one man. All of them are very hard-working people. Hilaria is part of the Sorpresa group. She is 44 years old, and she has been married to Juan for 26 years. Together they make up a family with six children, two of whom are still dependent upon them.

Hilaria is a very hard-working person. She says that she has been raising, fattening, and selling sheep for 27 years. She says that she started this business activity because when she was little her parents taught her how to care for these little animals. When she got married to Juan she had to start her own business in order to be able to help with the household expenses and her children’s education because often Juan’s work did not cover the household expenses. Somehow, Hilaria had to help him. She says, “The truth is that I really liked helping my husband in this way because it allowed me to be with my children and not neglect them”.

This time she is requesting the loan to buy more lambs and fodder, which will serve to feed her animals. For years her profits were very good, but she is now facing competition that she has in her own community. Most of her neighbors raise lambs. Therefore, it is more complicated when it is time to sell. People don’t want to pay the price they have normally been paying for lambs. Nevertheless, this does not stop her from achieving her dreams. Hilaria's only goal is to see her children professionally fulfilled. She wants them to be able to finish studying a professional career even though her other children were not able to complete a career.

Hilaria is very happy and grateful to Kiva and Vision Fund for the loan that was granted. The other group members are Leticia, who will invest in her embroidery, Adelina, Juana, Noe, Juliana, Benita, and Graciela will invest in sheep. because they will be able to invest like Leticia will invest in her embroideries and Adelina, Juana, Noe, Juliana, Benita, and Graciela will invest in lambs.
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El grupo sorpresa está conformado por ocho personas siete mujeres y un hombre todas son personas muy trabajadoras, Doña Hilaria forma parte del grupo Sorpresa tiene 44 años de edad está casada desde hace 26 años con el señor Juan juntos formaron una familia con seis hijos de los cuales dos de ellos aun dependen de dicha pareja. Doña Hilaria es una persona muy trabajadora comenta que desde hace 27 años se dedica a la crianza, engorda y venta de borregos. Inicio su actividad porque desde pequeña sus padres le enseñaron a cuidar estos animalitos pero cuando se caso con el señor Juan tuvo que emprender su propio negocio para poder ayudar con los gastos del hogar y la educación de sus hijos ya que muchas veces el trabajo del señor Juan no alcanzaba para solventar los gastos del hogar; de alguna manera Doña Hilaria tenía que apoyarlo, ella comenta “La verdad me gusta mucho ayudar a mi esposo porque con esta actividad puedo estar con mis hijos y no descuidarlos". Esta vez está solicitando el crédito para comprar mas borregos y pastura que servirá como alimento para sus animalitos, durante años le fue muy bien, sus ganancias eran muy buenas, pero ahora se está enfrentando en la competencia que tiene en su propia comunidad, ya que la mayoría de sus vecinos se dedica a la cría de borregos, por eso a la hora de vender resulta mas complicado porque ya no quieren pagar el precio justo del borrego, sin embargo, esto no la detiene para poder lograr sus sueños, la única meta de Doña Hilaria es ver realizados profesionalmente a sus hijos, que puedan terminar una carrera profesional; aunque sus otros hijos no pudieron terminar una carrera. Doña Hilaria esta muy contenta y agradecida con KIVA y VisionFund por el crédito otorgado. Los otros integrantes del grupo son Doña Leticia quien invertirá en sus bordados, Adelina, Juana, Noe, Juliana, Benita, Graciela, invertirán en borregos.

Previous Loan Details

The Sorpresa group is made up of 5 hard-working women and one man, who do whatever is possible to provide their families with a better quality of life. The group members are Adelina, Juana, Leticia, Juliana, Benita and Noé; all of the members are applying for this loan to invest it in buying lamb... More from Sorpresa Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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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
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sorpresa Group's $6,275 loan helped a member to buy three lambs and fodder for her flock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013