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Igualdad Group
In this Group: Maria , Reyna Delia , Soledad , Cesarea , Martha , Alicia , Magdalena *, Cecilia *, Araceli , Daniel , Maria Del Consuelo , Claudia , Maria Teresa , Dolores Del Carmen , Modesta , Maria Leonarda , Xochitl Del Mar , Carlos , Sarai
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Update on Igualdad Group

Oaxaca is an area where sugar cane is produced and is also home to the historical "La Margarita". The group "Igualdad", which was formed in 2010, now has 19 members who all have their own line of work. They use their income to cover household expenses and to pay off the loans on time.

Maria sells soft drinks; Reyna sells food and cosmetics; Soledad sells traditional corn-based foods; Cesarea sells cosmetics; Magdalena sells desserts; Martha sells clothes; Alicia sells pizzas; Cecilia also sells traditional corn-based dishes; Araceli sells footwear; Daniel provides a soldering and metalwork service; Maria del Consuelo sells footwear for school; Claudia sells groceries; Maria Teresa sells tacos; Dolores del Carmen sells candy; Modesta sells silver jewellery; Maria Leonarda sells traditional corn-based dishes; Xochitl del Mar sells footwear; Carlos sells footwear; and Sarai sells stationery.

Soledad is a very cheerful woman who only studied to secondary school level. For more than 20 years, she has been selling traditional corn-based dishes in a small stall located comfortably in her own home. This is very convenient because she lives on a main road. She is well-known in the community as well as nearby areas. She gives thanks to "Vision Fund" for giving her her first loan ten cycles ago. She has been consistently using the money to invest in supplies for making her dishes. Since ten years ago, Soledad has been buying oil, tortillas, disposable plates, tin foil, garlic, rice, tomatoes and other things.
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En Oaxaca, existe una zona cañera donde se encuentra el ingenio la Margarita. Desde el año 2010 se formó un grupo llamado “IGUALDAD” el cual ahora esta conformado por 19 personas de las cuales cada una tiene una actividad, con las ganancias obtenidas aportan para cubrir los gastos de la casa y cubrir los pagos correspondientes del préstamo en tiempo y forma.

Maria- Venta De Refrescos, Reyna- Venta De Comida Y Cosmeticos, Soledad- Antojitos, Cesarea- Venta De Cosmeticos, Magdalena- Venta De Postres, Martha- Venta De Ropa, Alicia- Venta De Pizzas, Cecilia- Venta De Antojitos, Araceli- Venta De Calzado, Daniel- Servicio De Soldadura Y Herreria, Maria Del Consuelo- Venta De Calzado Escolar, Claudia-Venta De Abarrotes, Maria Teresa-Venta De Tacos, Dolores Del Carmen-Dulcería, Modesta- Venta De Plata, Maria Leonarda- Venta De Antojitos, Xochitl Del Mar-Venta De Calzado, Carlos- Venta De Calzado, Sarai- Venta De Papeleria.

Doña Soledad es una señora muy alegre, solo estudió la secundaria y desde hace ya mas de 20 años se ha dedicado a vender antojitos en un pequeño local que adecuó en la comodidad de su hogar lo cual le es muy viable puesto que vive frente a la carretera. Es muy conocida en la comunidad así como en lugares aledaños. "Gracias Vison Fund por haberme otorgado el primer préstamo desde hace ya 10 ciclos pues no he dejado de invertir en la compra de materia prima para la preparación de los antojitos". Desde hace 10 años, Soledad compra aceite, tortillas, platos desechables, papel aluminio, ajos, arroz, jitomate, entre otros.

De esta manera, los miembros del grupo pueden seguir brindando más oportunidades a su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Soledad is one of the 11 members of a group called Igualdad in the community of Tetela, in a sugarcane-growing area in the state of Oaxaca. The majority of the residents work growing sugarcane, because only 15 minutes away is Ingenio La Margarita, one of the main sugar producers in the region. ... More from Igualdad Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Igualdad Group's $6,000 loan helped a member to buy oil, tortillas, disposable plates, tin foil and other supplies for their food sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 3, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014