Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Tetepelcingo Group
In this Group: Emilia Mariana, Reina, Rufina, Sofia , Victoria, Gloria, Josefa, Demetria, Marina, Berta, Yolanda , Inocencia
The next group is called “Tetepelcingo”, a name which was given because they are all natives of this village and which means in Mixtec “hill of water” (yucu nduta). The Mixtec language is spoken by all the people who inhabit this village where the magic of nature and their colorful traditional customs mix together in abundance. San Miguel Tetepelcingo is located 45 minutes to the southwest of the town of Pinotepa Nacional and is characterized by its handcrafted weaving. There are twelve persons who make up the group, most of them craftswomen, and their representative is Demetria Hernández L..

On this occasion we will speak with Gloria Hernández Nicolás. She is 31 years of age and married to Francisco, 32, a lifelong farmer who cultivates corn, beans, squash and chile. Gloria is mother to four children who are: Edith, 15, who is in middle school, and Ricardo, 12, Franciso, 10, and Juan Carlos, 9, all three of whom attend elementary school. Gloria is a craftswoman since the age of eleven. Her work is the making of tortilla cloths, tablecloths, pillow cases and handwoven clothing, all of it created using an age-old technique called “telar de cintura” [waist weaving] which is called “sahcma-tavi” in Mixtec. It is a highly original and demanding technique since the origin of the threads is maintained up through the creation of the finished article. The entire process is a legacy dating back to the very distant past.

Gloria requested her loan with Fundación Realidad for the purchase of more material for making her textiles, as follows: cotton yarn for weaving, in white, blue, purple, red, yellow, green, orange, and brown. These colors are fundamental and characteristic of her work. She was also able to update certain tools such as frames and large pushers which are made by hand. She tells us that she does her handiwork at home and then distributes it in the areas surrounding Pinotepa and Jamiltepec. The journey is often quite difficult since during the rainy season there are road blockages or landslides. She says her mother taught her this profession and it is the only means by which the women in the area may feel useful. She still remembers that special moment when she made her first woven cloth and saw that the product of her hands has a use in the home, on a table since the napkins are for covering the corn tortillas.

Gloria’s great dream is to promote her handicraft in national and international markets, as in this way, work would be guaranteed to all the producers in this village area. She would like to create a cooperative society in which their products are met with appreciation. She also aspires to raise production, sell more in order to invest, and increase the number of special orders. She would like to improve her living quarters and offer a better education to her children so that some day they may aspire to something more.

Most of the group members are craftswomen and very dedicated to their profession. They are very responsible persons and when it comes to following through they always do. The women share the requisite trust and a spirit of mutual support. They help each other in everything and are very well-mannered.

On behalf of all those who make up this group, she thanks the foundation and those who in every way contribute to this project, a project which improves lives and stokes the dreams of the most vulnerable among us. She tells us “The essence of the human being is the ability to help others”.

The names of the Tetepelcingo group members and their businesses are:

Emilia Mariana Nicolás. – Weaver
Reina R. López.- Weaver
Rufina Hernández López.- Weaver
Sofía Hernández.- Weaver
Victoria López B..- Weaver
Gloria Hernández Nicolás.- Weaver
Josefa Hernández L..- Weaver
Demetria Hernández L..- Weaver
Marina L. Hernández.- Sale of drinks
Berta O. García.- Weaver
Yolanda López L..- Weaver
Inocencia L..- Weaver
View original language description ↓
El siguiente grupo se llama “tetepelcingo”, se le dio este nombre porque todas son nativas de este poblado, mismo que en mixteco, significa; “cerro de agua” (yucu nduta”). La lengua mixteca es hablada por todas las personas que habitan en este pueblo; donde la magia de la naturaleza y el colorido tradicional de costumbres, se mezclan en un raudal de tradiciones, San Miguel Tetepelcingo, se encuentra ubicado a 45 minutos al sur-oeste de Pinotepa Nacional y se caracteriza por sus telares artesanales, el numero de personas que integran el grupo es de 12, que en su mayoría son artesanas y su representante se llama Demetria Hernández L..
En esta ocasión hablaremos de la señora, Gloria Hernández Nicolás, que tiene 31 años de edad, es casada y su esposo se llama Francisco y tiene 32 años de edad quien es campesino de toda la vida y cultiva maíz, fríjol, calabazas y chile, doña Gloria es madre de 4 hijos que son: Edith de 15 años, que estudia la secundaria, Ricardo de 12, Francisco de 10 y Juan Carlos de 9 años de edad, estos tres últimos estudian la primaria.
Gloria es artesana desde los 11 años de edad, su trabajo es la elaboración de servilletas para las tortillas, manteles, fundas para las almohadas y telares para vestir, todo esto es elaborado por una técnica muy antigua denominada telar de cintura que en mixteco se dice “sahcma-tavi” es una técnica muy original y rigurosa, ya que se cuida el origen de los hilos hasta la creación de las prendas, todo esto es un legado que data de tiempos muy remotos.
Gloria solicitó su crédito en Fundacion Realidad para la compra de mas material para la elaboración de sus textiles, mismas que son; hilos de algodón para telar de color blanco, azul, púrpura, rojo, amarillo, verde, naranja, café, estos colores de hilos son fundamentales y característicos de sus prendas, así también ella pudo renovar algunos instrumentos de trabajo como son bastidores y rempujadotes, instrumentos que se fabrican a mano. Nos comenta que sus artesanías las elabora en su casa y después las distribuye en los alrededores de pinotepa y jamiltepec, y muchas veces es muy difícil el traslado ya que en temporadas de lluvia hay cortes de carretera o deslaves de los cerros. Nos dice que este oficio se lo enseño su madre y es el único medio por el cual las mujeres de la localidad se pueden sentir útil, todavía recuerda ese momento especial cuando creo su primer telar y ver que el producto de sus manos tienen un uso en algún hogar, en una mesa ya que las servilletas son para envolver las tortillas de maíz.
El gran sueño de Gloria es promover sus artesanías en mercados nacionales y extranjeros ya que de esa forma se garantizaría el trabajo a todas las productoras de esta población, le gustaría crear una sociedad cooperativa donde sus productos sean apreciados por la gente también aspira a incrementar la producción de sus productos, vender mas para invertir y crecer en cuanto al numero de pedidos. Le gustaría mejorar su vivienda y ofrecerles una educación mejor a sus hijos para que ellos algún día puedan a aspirar a algo más.
La mayoría de este grupo son artesanas y son muy comprometidas con su oficio, es gente muy responsable y si de cumplir se trata ellas lo demuestran siempre, entre ellas existe la confianza necesaria y ese espíritu de ayuda mutua, son solidarias en todo y tienen muy buenas costumbres.
A nombre de todas las que conforman este grupo les agradece a fundacion y a los que colaboran en todo este proyecto que mejora vidas y que encuba los sueños de los más desprotegidos, nos dice que “la esencia del ser humano es poder ayudar a los demás.”
Los nombres de las integrantes del grupo “Tetepelcingo” y sus actividades productivas son:

Emilia Mariana Nicolás. – Bordadora
Reina R. López.- Bordadora
Rufina Hernández López.- Bordadora
Sofía Hernández.- Bordadora
Victoria López B..- Bordadora
Gloria Hernández Nicolás.- Bordadora
Josefa Hernández L..- Bordadora
Demetria Hernández L..- Bordadora
Marina L. Hernández.- Venta de refrescos
Berta O. García.- Bordadora
Yolanda López L..- Bordadora
Inocencia L..- Bordadora

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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 3
    View loans »
    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,344,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tetepelcingo Group's $3,525 loan helped a member to purchase materials needed for producing handcrafted woven and embroidered items, for example, white twisted cotton yarn, skeins of yarn in red, green, blue, orange, brown and purple colors, cotton embroidery thread known as candle thread, and for the replacement of certain tools used in waist looms, that is, wooden frames and pushers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 1, 2010
Listed
Nov 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2011