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Santa Cecilia Group
In this Group: María Domitila, Sara , María Concepción , María Del Rosario
The Santa Cecilia Group is named after St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, since they are a cheerful group that enjoys music. The group consists of four women from the village of Tapotzingo in Nacajuca. Doña María DomitiL. is the group representative and sells shoes through a catalog. Doña Sara sells snacks. Doña María Concepción sells “petates” (handwoven bedrolls). Doña María del Rosario manages a grocery store.


“I enjoy making things by hand,” says María Concepción, who is known as “Doña Concha” within the community. She has four children, one of whom helps with making the bedrolls (as shown in the photograph). Her husband is a farmer. Doña Concha has been making bedrolls for approximately 20 years, as well as purses and fans. She learned this craft after taking a course at home that was being offered by the government. The loan she requested will be used to purchase more materials such as straw, string, paint, ribbons, and marsh lilies. By making these products, she hopes to preserve the traditions of her town. She sells her products directly to the public in order to avoid middlemen.


This group is very close and the members have known each other since birth. They help one another and wish they could thank Kiva in person for considering them and providing recognition of their work to the rest of the world.

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El grupo Santa Cecilia debe su nombre a L. patrona D. los músicos “Santa Cecilia” y porque el grupo es muy alegre, les encanta L. música. Así es L. gente del poblado Tapotzingo, en Nacajuca. Cuatro señoras conforman el grupo: Doña María DomitiL. es L. representante del grupo, elL. venD. zapatos por catálogo, doña Sara venD. antojitos, doña María Concepción hace artesanía (petates) y doña María del Rosario tiene una tiendita D. abarrotes.

Me gusta el trabajo D. L. artesanía, nos dice doña Concha, como L. conocen en L. comunidad, tiene 4 hijos, uno D. ellos es su ayudante en L. elaboración D. sus artesanías (aparece en L. foto tejiendo) y su esposo es campesino. L. señora D. dedica a L. elaboración D. petates desD. hace aproximadamente 20 años, también hace bolsas y abanicos. ElL. aprendió a elaborarlas en un curso que se llevó a cabo en su casa por parte del gobierno. El crédito que pidió es para comprar más materiales como cañitas, hilera, pintura, cintas y flor D. pantano (lirio). Quiere conservar las tradiciones del pueblo.Vender directamente sus productos y evitar intermediarios.

El grupo es muy unido porque se conocen desD. que nacieron y se han ayudado, esperan poder agradecer en persona a KIVA por considerarlos y hacer que su trabajo sea más reconocido en todo el mundo.

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
  • 13
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,046,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Cecilia Group's $1,575 loan helped a member purchase materials for making handwoven bedrolls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 6, 2010
Listed
Apr 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010