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Las Viñas Group
In this Group: Rosa, Juana, Maria Angela, Florina, Delfina Leonarda, Maribel, Lucila , Ciria, Hilda , Beatriz Adriana
The following group is called “ LAS VIÑAS” (Vines) and their representative is called Florina Vázquez Sánchez. The group received its name from the fact that in the place where they meet there are many fruit trees, such as mango trees, banana trees, papaya trees, guanábana trees and coconut trees. They thought that in the same way as vines have their vineyards they do too, just vineyards of fruit trees. Santa María Huazolititlan is 30 minutes from Pinotepa on the lower part of the coast. In this place Mixtec is spoken and most of the inhabitants make bread with egg yolks from hens from the ranch. This makes their breads famous and much valued. They also make handicrafts, embroidering ribbons and blankets. These are then sold in the towns of Pinotepa, Jamiltepec and the capital of Oaxaca. At the end of this story we will see the name of each one of the group members and the business activities which they pursue to make money.

On this special occasion we will speak a little about the life of one of the group's members, Mrs Ciria Gómez Hernández. She is 37 years old and married to Julian who is also 37 and a bricklayer. Ciria has been married for 20 years and has 5 children: Georgina, 18; Mauricio, 17; Abigail, 14; Araceli, 12 and Richard who is 8.

Since she was 13, Ciria has been making traditional clothes which are currently known as handicrafts such as hand-embroidered 'huipiles' (a traditional blouse or tunic), 'blusas de manta' (a traditional blouse), skirts and napkins. This has been part of a legacy which has been handed down from generation to generation which also provides money to support the family. As we already mentioned, Ciria has spent her whole life making hand-crafted embroideries which are from ancient times. They are part of the daily clothingof the people who live in this area and they have great value and their own style. Unique materials are used and a combination of colors which distinguish their own own community from others and which are different from other embroideries since each town has their own characteristics and colors which sets them apart.

Ciria joined a loan group because she needed a loan to use to acquire the necessary material to make her handicrafts. With this money she will buy the following material: different colored cotton threads, a thread called 'hilo vela', silk thread, double satin and one-sided satin ribbons, traditional calico, backstrap loom, needles and embroidery hoops..

All the people who make up this group are hard-working women. They are all indigenous women, full of vitality and an infinite hope, who believe in their dreams and believe in the goodness of other people.

Ciria is totally grateful for this noble gesture of help which the people who are supporting Fundación Realidad are offering. Those around the world who are putting in their grain of sand through Kiva to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. In the name of her fellow group members, she sends you a big hug.

Below we give you the names of those who make up the “Las Viñas” group and list their business activities:
Rosa M. Gutiérrez. – making hand-embroidered clothes
Juana Sánchez M..- selling 'antojitos' (traditional Mexican snacks generally sold at street stands)
María Ángela G..- selling 'antojitos'
Florina Vázquez Sánchez.- making hand-crafted clothing
Delfina Leonarda C..- making hand-crafted clothing
Maribel Vázquez M..- clothes sales
Lucila Vázquez Gómez.- selling 'antiojitos'
Ciria Gómez Hernández.- making hand-crafted clothing
Hilda M. Ruiz.- pottery
Beatriz Adriana M. Méndez.-making hand-crafted clothing
View original language description ↓
El siguiente grupo se llama “LAS VIÑAS” y su representante se llama Florina Vázquez Sánchez, el nombre del grupo se debe a que en el lugar donde se reúnen hay muchos árboles frutales, como el mango, el plátano, papaya, guanábanas y palmeras de coco, a ella se les ocurrió que al igual que las viñas también tenían sus viñedos solo que de frutas tropicales. Santa María Huazolotitlan se ubica a 30 minutos de Pinotepa, en la zona baja de la costa del pacífico, en esta localidad se hala el lenguaje indigena "mixteco" y la gran mayoría produce "pan de vida" que es un pan tradicional que se hace con yemas de huevos de gallinas de rancho, eso hace muy famosos y cotizado sus panes, al igual que se dedican a la producción de pan también se elaboran artesanías en bordados sobre listón y tela "manta", mismas que comercializan en las poblaciones de Pinotepa, Jamiltepec y la capital de Oaxaca.
En ocasión especial hablaremos un poco de la vida de un miembro de este grupo ella es: la señora Ciria Gómez Hernández, tiene 37 años de edad, esta casada con Julian de 37 años, quien se dedica a la albañilería, la señora Ciria, lleva 20 años de casada, tiene 5 hijos, ellos son: Georgina de 18, Mauricio de 17, Abigail de 14, Araceli de 12 y Ricardo de 8 años.
Ciria desde la edad de 13 años, se ha dedicado a la elaboración de prendas para la vestimenta tradicional mismos que actualmente se conocen como artesanías, como son; huipiles bordados a mano, blusas de manta, faldas y servilletas, esto ha sido parte de un legado que ha trascendido de generación en generación y que también aporta recursos al sustento familiar, como ya lo mencionamos lleva toda su vida en la elaboración de bordados artesanales, mismos que se utilizan para la vestimenta diaria de la gente, este bordado es de tiempos muy remotos podemos señalar que es parte de la indumentaria diaria que viste a la gente que habita en esta zona, y tienen un gran valor y estilo propio, se utilizan materiales únicos y una combinación de colores que distinguen a su propia comunidad y que diferencia a los demás bordados, ya que cada pueblo tiene características y colores propios de distinción.
Ciria se integro a un grupo de crédito, por la necesidad de un préstamo, mismo que utilizará para la adquisición de material necesario para la elaboración de sus trabajos, con este dinero ella va poder comprar el siguiente material: hilos de algodón en diferentes colores, como la madeja de hilo conocido como hilo vela, hilo tipo seda, listones doble satín y de una cara, manta tradicional, telar de cintura, agujas, aros para bordar.
Ciria, esta totalmente agradecida con el gesto noble de ayuda que demuestran las personas que apoyan a Fundación Realidad, a los que alrededor del mundo han puesto su granito de arena por medio de KIVA para mejoramiento de las vidas de los más desprotegidos. A nombre de sus compañeras que integran su grupo les envía un fuerte abrazo.
A continuación aquí se dan a conocer los nombres de los que integran el grupo de “Las Viñas” y sus actividades productivas:
Rosa M. Gutiérrez. –Bordado artesanal del vestir
Juana Sánchez M..- Venta de antojitos
María Ángela G..- Venta de antojitos
Florina Vázquez Sánchez.- Artesanías de vestir
Delfina Leonarda C..- Artesanías de vestir
Maribel Vázquez M..- Venta de ropa
Lucila Vázquez Gómez.- Venta de antojitos
Ciria Gómez Hernández.- elaboración de artesanías del vestir
Hilda M. Ruiz.- Alfarería
Beatriz Adriana M. Méndez.-Elaboración del artesanías de vestir

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
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  • $18,324,475
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  • 12.4
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Viñas Group's $3,825 loan helped a member to buy green, blue, red, yellow, orange and mulberry-colored thread, silk thread for embroidering, worsted yarn, skeins of cotton 'vela' thread, calico and backstrap loom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 15, 2010
Listed
Dec 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011