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Itacuan Group
In this Group: Heriberta Rfaela, Emma , Francisca , Elizabeth Soledad, Carmen , Eufemia Ines, Araceli, Luisa, Lucia *, Matilde
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The following group is called "Itacuan", which means yellow flower in the Mixteca language. The group gave itself this name in honour of the locality where the members live. La Cruz de Itacuan is located 15 minutes from Pinotepa and the majority of its inhabitants speak the Mixteca language and work in the countryside raising goats. Their representative is named Francisca Sánchez González, all the members of the group dedicate their time to personal work and the sale of some regionally consumed products.

We will make space to talk a little about the life of one member of this group. Mrs. Francisca Sánchez González, who is 39 years old, is the representative of the group and is married to Aron, 40 years old, who is a public transport taxi driver. She has 4 children: Mirna, 18; Natali, 11; Rafael 9; and Dalila, 8 years old. They are all currently studying.

Francisca has sold pork for more than 6 years. She likes her work, even though for some there is nothing pleasant in sacrificing animals, this is a way to contribute to the family expenses and school expenses of her children. She has her own pig farm, which she aquires when they are young and looks after them and feeds them until they are adults to be sold, either by gross weight or cut up. This activity is not very common in her community but she saw the need to enter into this area. With this activity she can boost the internal personal consumption of the production and raising of pigs within the community. Her husband is very proud of her and he helps her to cut the meat and with the production of pork chicharrón. For those who don't know what chicharrón is, it's the skin of the pig, which is cooked in boiling fat until becoming golden. It's a traditional food of the Mexican people.

Francisca formed a loan group primarily for her need of a loan and the need of her fellow group members. She used this resource for the purchase of pigs, the maintenance of their pen and to feed the pigs which she herself is raising. She was able to acquire more firewood to cook chicharrón, chili peppers to make chorizo and meat seasoned with chili. One of Francisca's biggest dreams is to have a big pig farm, to increase the number of animals, and by this way she will be able to give work to the people who live in this town so that they develop and are able to progress, since government resources are poorly invested. She wants to promote the raising of animals for personal consumption within the zone, but for this it's necessary to have more support investment from everyone and the effort and commitment of more people who want to get ahead. She also aspires to have her own commercial premises for the sale of meat as well as the necessary equipment to further facilitate her work. She also wants her children to prepare themselves professionally, to earn a living with better opportunities, and for them to be able to achieve their dreams and those of those who surround them.

All the people who make up this group are very hard-working women, full of motivation. They are very happy, and despite the situation in which some of them live, they believe in the fulfillment of their dreams and in the goodness of other people who serve others. They are very fulfilled with their commitments, with their families and with their people. This is a characteristic of the indigenous people who live in this part of Oaxaca.

Francisca is extremely thankful for the nobility of those who support different groups throughout the world, in this way making possible the dreams of many and improving the lives of those most needy. On behalf of the members of this group, she sends fraternal greetings to whoever sees this story as well as a big hug to those who support her project.

Below are given the names of the members of the "Itacuan" group as well as their production activities:

Heriberta Rafaela R. R.. – Sale of cheese
Emma Sánchez R..- Sale of chicken
Francisca Sánchez González.- Sale of household products
Elizabeth Soledad M. M..- Sale of catalogue clothing
Carmen C. M..- Sale of food
Eufemia Inés M. M..- Sale of chicken
Araceli R. López.- Sale of chickens
Luisa Sánchez S..- Sale of chickens
Lucia C. Sánchez.- Sale of clothing
Matilde C. M..- Sale of snacks
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El siguiente Grupo tiene por nombre “Itacuan”, que significa flor amarilla en la lengua mixteca, se dio este nombre al grupo en honor a la localidad donde habitan sus integrantes, la cruz del itacuan se ubica a 15 minutos de Pinotepa, y la mayoría de sus habitantes hablan la lengua mixteca, también se dedican al trabajo en el campo, a la cría de cabras (chivos). su representante se llama: Francisca Sánchez González, todas las integrantes del grupo dedican su tiempo al empleo personal y a la venta de algunos productos de consumo regional.
Haremos un espacio para hablar un poco de la vida de una miembro de este grupo ella es la señora Francisca Sánchez González, quien tiene 39 años de edad, ella es la representante del grupo esta casada con Aron de 40 años, quien es chofer de un taxi del transporte publico, tiene 4 hijos, ellos son: Mirna de 18, Natali de 11, Rafael de 9 y Dalila de 8 años de edad, todos ellos están estudiando actualmente.
Francisca, se dedica a la venta de carne de puerco desde hace mas de 6 años, a ella le gusta su trabajo, a pesar de que apara algunos no sea nada agradable el sacrificar animales, esta es una forma de aportar al gasto familiar y escolar de sus hijos, ella tiene su propio criadero de puercos, que adquiere desde pequeños y se encarga de cuidarlos y alimentarlos hasta que llegan a ser adultos para su venta, ya sea en peso bruto o destazado, esta actividad es poco usual en su comunidad pero se vio en la necesidad de incursionar en esta área, con esta actividad ella puede fomentar el autoconsumo interno de la producción y cría de puercos en la comunidad. Su esposo se dice muy orgulloso de ella y el le ayuda a la cortar la carne y a la elaboración de chicharrón de puerco, para los que no saben que es el chicharrón, es la piel del cerdo mejor conocida como cuero, esta se cocina en grasa hirviendo, hasta llegar al punto de dorarse, es una comida tradicional del pueblo mexicano.
Francisca integro un grupo de crédito, primeramente por su necesidad de un préstamo y la necesidad de sus demás compañeras. Ella utilizo este recurso para la compra de puercos, el mantenimiento e su corral y para el alimento de los puercos que ella misma esta criando, pudo adquirir mas leña para cocinar el chicharrón, chiles para elaborar chorizo y carne enchilada.
Uno de sus grandes sueños de Francisca es tener una granja grande de puercos, aumentar sus numero de animales, y así ella podrá dar trabajo a ka gente que habita en esta población para que se desarrollen y puedan progresar ya que los recursos del gobierno están mal invertidos, ella quiere promover la crianza de animales para autoconsumo dentro de la zona, pero para esto se necesita de mas inversión de apoyo por parte de todos y el esfuerzo y compromiso de mas gente que quiera salir adelante, también aspira a tener su propio local comercial para la venta de carne y así como el equipo necesario para facilitar mas su trabajo. También quiere que sus hijos se preparen de manera profesional, que se ganen la vida en oportunidades mejores, y que ellos puedan lograr sus sueños de ellos y de los que los rodean.
Todas las personas que integran este grupo son mujeres muy trabajadoras, llenas de ánimo, son muy alegres y a pesar de la situación en que viven algunas, creen en la realización los sueños y en la bondad de las demás personas que sirven a los demás, ellas son muy cumplidas con sus compromisos, con sus familias y con su gente, esta es una característica de los indígenas que habitan esta zona de Oaxaca.
Francisca, esta totalmente agradecida con la nobleza de los que apoyan a los diferentes grupos en el mundo, haciendo así posible los sueños de muchos y mejorando la forma de vivir de los más necesitados. A nombre de las que integran este grupo les manda un fraternal saludo a los que vean esta historia así como una gran abrazo para los que apoye su proyecto.
A continuación aquí se dan a conocer los nombres de las integrantes del grupo “Itacuan” así como sus actividades productivas:

Heriberta Rafaela R. R.. – Venta de quesos
Emma Sánchez R..- Venta de carne de pollo
Francisca Sánchez González.- Venta de productos para el hogar
Elizabeth Soledad M. M..-Venta de ropa por catalogo
Carmen C. M..- Venta de comida
Eufemia Inés M. M..- venta de carne de pollo
Araceli R. López.- Venta de pollos
Luisa Sánchez S..- Venta de pollos
Lucia C. Sánchez.- Venta de ropa
Matilde C. M..- Venta de antojitos

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
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,749,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Itacuan Group's $2,700 loan helped a member this loan will be used for the purchase and sale of pork; both for the purchase of more feed for the raising of pigs (piglets), which will be slaughtered and the meat sold, and for the purchase of firewood to prepare chicharron (fried pork).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 25, 2010
Listed
Nov 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2011