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La Luz Del Saber Group
In this Group: Angel , Aurora*, Lilia , Moises, Filiberta, Ofelia, Isabel , David, Claudia Lorena , Gregoria
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The ‘La Luz del Saber’ [The Light of Knowledge] group is located in a very peaceful community that is known for its Mazahuas culture and traditions. The people in this community still speak the mother tongue, Mazahua. The group is comprised of nine people who are very hard-working and responsible people. Ángel, Lilia, Moisés, Filiberta, Ofelia, Isabel, David, and Claudia decided upon the name because for them, upon starting a new loan, they had never had knowledge about the topic.

Gregoria is a member of the group. She is a very happy woman, but above all, she is very hard-working. She is a 58 year old widow. She does not now have any dependent children. However, she is also the one who takes care of her grandson’s expenses.

Gregoria has had a grocery store for 38 years. She started it because there were not any stores where you could buy groceries. That is how Gregoria and her husband decided to set up a grocery store. This time she is requesting the loan to stock her grocery store. She will buy milk, soft drinks, bread, eggs, sugar, and salt, etc. The only difficulty she currently has is the great amount of competition in her community, which has greatly reduced her sales.

Gregoria needs a refrigerator in her store in order to start selling dairy products, yogurt, cream, cheese, and ham, etc. This would help her to increase her profits and, this way, improve her family’s quality of life. Gregoria’s only goal is to have her grocery store full again, to have everything, and to never again tell her customers that she does not have what they are asking for.

Lilia, Moisés, Ángel, Filiberta, Ofelia, and Isabel will buy household products. Aurora will invest in her grocery store. Claudia and David will invest in their taxi.
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El grupo “La Luz del Saber” está ubicado en una comunidad muy tranquila reconocida por sus culturas y tradiciones mazahuas, las personas de esa comunidad aun hablan la lengua materna "mazahua". El grupo esta integrando por nueve personas son personas muy trabajadoras y responsables.
Don Ángel, Lilia, Moisés, Filiberta, Ofelia, Isabel, David, Claudia decidieron ponerle el nombre porque para ellos era iniciar en un nuevo crédito nunca habían tenido conocimiento sobre el tema.
Doña Gregoria es integrante del grupo es una señora muy alegre pero sobretodo muy trabajadora, tiene 58 años de edad es una mujer viuda ya no tiene ningún hijo dependiente sin embargo ella es quien también se encarga de los gastos de su nieto, Doña Gregoria tiene una tienda de abarrotes desde hace 38 años la inicio porque antes no había tiendas donde se pudiera comprar abarrotes fue como su esposo y Doña Gregoria decidieron poner la tienda de abarrotes esta vez está solicitando el crédito para abastecer su tienda de abarrotes, comprará leche, refrescos, pan, huevo, azúcar, sal etc. solo que su única dificultad en estos momentos es la mucha competencia en su comunidad por lo que ha bajado mucho las ventas.
En la tienda de Doña Gregoria le hace falta un refrigerador para iniciar a vender productos lácteos, yogurths, crema, queso, jamón etc. lo que le ayudaría a levantar sus ganancias y así mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia. La única meta de Doña Gregoria es volver a tener llena su tienda de abarrotes tener de todo y nunca más decirle a su clientes no tengo lo que me estas pidiendo. Así como Doña Lilia, Moisés, Ángel, Filiberta, Ofelia, Isabel invertirán en productos de jarcieria. Aurora invertirá en su tienda de abarrotes, Claudia y David invertirán en su taxi.

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
  • 91
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $21,001,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Luz Del Saber Group's $4,625 loan helped a member to buy salt, sugar, soft drinks, bread, eggs, and milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2013
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013