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Los Portales Group
In this Group: Jessica , Ada Luz , Teodora , Mirna

Update on Los Portales Group

The name of their municipality derives from the Chinanteca vocabulary 'Ocotl-cana' and 'de Tlan-junto a' or 'among', and it signifies 'together' or 'among the canes'. This is a sugar cane raising community by tradition.

In this locality a group called “Los Portales” was formed; it's composed of 4 very hard-working women dedicated to these activities: Ada and Teodora sell cosmetics from catalogs; Mirna and Jessica sell shoes from a catalog, and Jessica also purifies water.

Jessica is a very hard-working and charismatic person. She has 2 children, studied into preparatory school, and is married to Jorge Luis. Together they have established a water purification plant. With their earnings, they cover their household costs, transportation, maintenance of their work tools, and the salaries of their employees. At the same time, Jessica also sells shoes by catalog among her friends and fellow workers.

She is grateful to Kiva and Vision Fund Mexico for the opportunity to obtain this loan, which will be invested in 5-gallon jugs, tops, bands, and labels, supplies that they lack in the purifying plant. The number of their customers has increased, which is very favorable and satisfactory.
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El nombre del municipio proviene de los vocablos chinantecos Ocotl-caña y de Tlan-junto a o entre,y significa junto o entre las cañas y es una comunidad cañera por tradición.

En esta localidad se formo un grupo llamado “Los Portales” el cual esta integrado por 4 mujeres muy trabajadoras cada una de ellas se dedica a una activad.

Ada-venta de cosméticos por catalogo, Teodora-venta de cosméticos por catálogo, Mirna-venta de calzado por catálogo y Jessica-calzado por catálogo y purificadora de agua.

Jessica es una persona muy trabajadora y carismática, tiene dos hijos, estudio la preparatoria, esta casada con Jorge Luis. Juntos han establecido una planta purificadora de agua, con las ganancias solventan los gastos del hogar, de transporte, mantenimiento de la herramienta de trabajo, sueldo de los empleados, de igual manera Jessica vende calzado por catalogo con sus amistadades y trabajadores.
Ella da las gracias a Kiva y a VisionFund México por la oportunidad de obtener un crédito que invertirá en garrafones, tapas, bandas y etiquetas, material que les hace falta en la purificadora pues el numero de clientes ha incrementado lo cual es muy favorable y satisfactorio.

Previous Loan Details

“Los Portales” (The Portals) is a group of four, hardworking, cheerful, kind women. Each one of them carries out an economic activity to give their families a better quality of life. Miriam sells shoes, Silvia sells clothes, Maritza has a pharmacy and Ada Luz sells cosmetics. The group is loc... More from Los Portales Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,523,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Portales Group's $2,950 loan helped a member buy 5-gallon plastic bottles, caps, bands, and labels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014