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Las Huastecas Group
In this Group: Martha Patricia, Maria Olivia, Laura, Virginia
Las Huastecas Group

This group is located in the Huasteca Potosina in the southern part of the state of San Luis Potosí bordering the state of Queretaro. Xilitla is a tourist place, which is visited by many foreigners. It has natural places that are like paradise. Its climate is warm and humid.

The group is comprised of four people; Martha Patricia H. C., Maria Olivia M. Zuñiga, and Laura H. C..

For over three years these people have been selling by catalog. This activity has helped them get their families ahead and helped their husbands with the family expenses.

Virginia M. Zuñiga has been making “zacahuil” (a large tamale) for ten years. She does this every Sunday, and she sells by the side of the road. She is 51, and she has five children. Two of the children are dependent upon her. This activity has helped her give her children an education. It also helps with the household expenses.

She is asking for a loan for $2,000 to buy raw materials like “papatla” leaves, which are similar to banana leaves. She will also buy Chinese chili or “cascabel”, shortening, pork, and chicken for her customers’ preferences. She uses a clay stove, which her husband made in her own house. It heats for three hours before she puts the zachuil in the oven. She leaves them in for eight to nine hours so that they are ready for Sunday. She does all of this work one day ahead of time. This activity is a tradition in this region.
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GRUPO LAS HUASTECAS

ESTE GRUPO SE ENCUENTRA UBICADO EN LA HUASTECA POTOSINA EN LA PARTE SUR DEL ESTADO DE SAN LUIS POTOSI COLINDANDO CON EL ESTADO DE QUERETARO, XILITLA ES UN LUGAR TURISTICO MUY VISITADO POR EXTRANJEROS, YA QUE CUENTA CON LUGARES PARADISOACOS NATURALES, SU CLIMA ES CALIDO ES CALIDO-HUMEDO.
EL GRUPO SE CONFORMA POR 4 SOCIAS:
MARTHA PATRICIA H. C.
MARIA OLIVIA M. Z.
LAURA H. C.

ESTAS PERSONAS SE DEDICAN DESDE HACE MAS DE 3 AÑOS A LA VENTA DE CATALOGO ESTA ACTIVIDAD LES HA AYUDADO A SACAR A SU FAMILIA ADELANTE Y APOYAR A SUS ESPOSOS CON LOS GASTOS DE SU FAMILIA

LA SRA. VIRGINIA M. Z. SE DEDICA A LA ELABORACION DE ZACAHUIL DESDE HACE MAS DE 10 AÑOS, ACTIVIDAD QUE REALIZA TODOS LOS DOMINGOS VENDIENDO A ORILLA DE CARRETERA. ACTUALMENTE LA SEÑORA TIENE 51 AÑOS, TIENE 5 HIJOS 2 DE ELLOS DEPENDEN DE ELLA, ESTA ACTIVIDAD LES HA AYUDADO A DARLES ESTUDIO Y A COLABORAR CON EL GASTO DE LA CASA. ESTA SEÑORA SOLICITO UN CREDITO DE $2,000 EL CUAL UTILIZA PARA LA COMPRA DE MATERIA PRIMA COMO ES HOJAS DE PAPATLA, SIMILAR A LA HOJA DE PLATANO, CHILE CHINO O CASCABEL, MANTECA Y CARNEDE PUERCO Y POLLO PARA LA PREFERENCIA DE LA GENTE. UTILIZA UN HORNO DE BARRO QUE SU ESPOSO LE HIZO EN SU CASA MISMO QUE CALIENTA 3 HORAS ANTES DE METER A CUESER EL ZACAHUIL Y LO DEJA ENCOCIMIENTO DE 8 A 9 HORAS PARA QUE QUEDE LISTO PARA EL DIA DOMINGO, TODO ESTE TRABAJO LO REALIZA UN DIA ANTES. SIENDO ESTA ACTIVIDAD UNA TRADICION DE ESTA REGION.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,068,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Huastecas Group's $675 loan helped a member making “zacahuil” (a large tamale).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 18, 2009
Listed
Oct 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2010