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Los Cisnes Group
In this Group: Ana , Narcisa , Concepcion , Alicia, Agripina , Ana Leidi, Teresa, Adela, Jesús, Zehen*, Miriam*, Jose Alberto
* not pictured

Update on Los Cisnes Group

Adela is a member of the communal bank "Los Cisnes" (the Swans). She has worked and struggled hard since childhood when her parents taught her that work was the way to get ahead. She is 53 years old and claims she bought a corn mill 11 years ago so she could start her own business selling corn meal.

She begins her work in the afternoons when she boils the corn for the next morning when she grinds it. After that she goes out to sell it door-to-door in the communities throughout Tierra Blanca.

Adela says "Before, people used to go to the mill to grind their corn but now they like for me to sell it to them directly at home. Going out door-to-door helps me earn my own income so I can get ahead."

A loan from VisionFund and Kiva will help her buy corn and provide maintenance for her mill so she can continue her sales activity. She hopes her business will continue to prosper so she can lead a better lifestyle.

The other members of the group are:
Teresa, food sales
Ana, jewelry sales
Narcisa, sewing shop
Concepción, grows lemons
Alicia, soda sales
Agripina, food sales
Ana Leidi, clothing sales
Jesús, grows corn, cucumber and beans
Zehen, tortilla sales
Miriam, shoe sales
Alberto, grocery sales
View original language description ↓
Doña Adela es un miembro en el grupo Los Cisnes, ella es una mujer muy luchadora y trabajadora que desde muy pequeña sus padres le enseñaron a trabajar para salir adelante, ella tiene la edad de 53 años y comenta que desde hace 11 años adquirió un molino de maíz e inició con su propio negocio de venta de masa.

Ella comenta que su trabajo comienza desde la tarde del día anterior, pone a hervir el maíz para al siguiente día por la mañana levantarse muy temprano a moler el maíz y después embolsarlo y salir a venderlo casa por casa por las colonias de Tierra Blanca.

Doña Adela platica "Antes la gente iba al molino con su maíz a moler pero ahora les gusta que todo lo vayan a vender a la puerta de su casa. Saliendo a vender por de casa en casa me ayuda a ganar mi propio dinero y salir adelante"

Un crédito de VisionFund y de Kiva le ayudará a comprar maíz y dar mantenimiento a su molino para continuar con sus ventas. Ella espera que su negocio continué progresando y asi mejorar su calidad de vida.

Los demás integrantes del grupo son:
Teresa venta de comida
Ana venta de bisuteria
Narcisa taller de costura
Concepción siembra de limon
Alicia venta de refrescos
Agripina venta de comida
Ana Leidi venta de ropa
Jesús siembra de maiz, pepino y frijol
Zehen venta de tortillas
Miriam venta de zapatos
Alberto venta de abarrotes

Previous Loan Details

“The Swans” is the name of this group composed of 12 happy, kind, and hard-working people. They decided to form the group to solicit these loans. And they share a common interest – offering their families a better quality of life, and, in addition, each of them pursues her own economic activity. ... More from Los Cisnes 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
  • 40
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Cisnes Group's $4,050 loan helped a member to buy corn and provide maintenance for milling equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014