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Meloma Group
In this Group: Francisca, Maria Guadalupe, Maria Guadalupe, Jovita , Maria Del Carmen, Isidra, Maria Luisa, Margarita
This group is named "Meloma". It is made up of 8 very hard working women who live in the community of San Francisco La Loma. This community belongs to the municipality of San Jose del Rincon in Mexico. San Francisco La Loma's population consists of families who are agriculturists and farmers. There are also merchants who have general stores or those who travel to the various plazas to sell their products, such as plastics, belts, and clothing.

The group "Meloma" is not different from other group because the 8 members are house wives who have a business on the side. The women of the group are the following:

1.-Francisca C. M.: she is 45 years old and she is a merchant who sells clothing for the entire family in the plazas.
2.-Maria Guadalupe M. M.: she is 41 years old, she is a house wife, and she raises chickens which she later sells.
3.-Maria Guadalupe R. R.: she is 73 years old and she raises livestock. Currently she raises pigs.
4. - Jovita M. S.: she is 50 years old and she has a convenience store.
5.-Maria del Carmen T. R.: She is 47 years old and she has a convenience store.
6.-Isidra T. D.: She is 44 years old and she raises chickens which she later sells.
7.-Maria Luisa R. R.: she is 26 years old, the youngest in the group, had she also goes out to the plazas to sell clothing
8.-Margarita C. M.: she is 47 years old and she is the leader of the group. She raises livestock. Usually she raises sheep and chickens.

The members of the group know each other since they were children. They decided on the name "Meloma" because it is the nickname of the community: San Francisco de la Loma is "Meloma".

It should also be mentioned that the community is Mazahua, meaning that the majority of the adult population speak this dialect. But the kids have stopped learning the language, which is why the primary schools are trying to bring back the language so that it will not be lost. Language class is one of the courses kids take in school.

Margarita, who they affectionately cal Mago, is a Mazahua. She is married and she has 11 children. She has been married for 33 years. She lives in her own home and she lives together with her husband. Of the 11 children, 2 passed away so she only has 9 left; four are girls and 5 are boys.

There are two that depend on Mago. Her 11-year old son is in grade 5 and she has a 4-year old granddaughter. They are her two last dependents. Mago's husband is an agriculturist. He doesn't have a steady job but whenever a construction job becomes available he takes it to have more money.

It should also be mentioned that Mago is a leader in her community. There are people that follow her and support her in the decisions that she takes.

For the most part the population is made up of simple and humble individuals with integrity and they support each other as needed.
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El siguiente grupo que presento se llama "Meloma" lo integran 8 mujeres muy trabajadoras de la comunidad de San Francisco La Loma, está comunidad pertenece al municipio de San José del Rincon, México. San Francisco La Loma alberga familias cuya actividad se enfoca a la agricultura y ganaderia, despues encontramos el comercio, en lo general son tiendas de abarrotes o gente que sale a distintas plazas para ofrecer productos tales como plastico, cinturones o ropa.

El grupo "Meloma" no es la excepción por que sus 8 integrantes son amas de casa pero con un negocio o una actividad extra. Las mujeres que las integran son las siguientes:
1.-Francisca C. M., tiene 45 años de edad y su actividad es el comercio vendiendo los dias de plaza ropa para la familia
2.-Maria Guadalupe M. M., tiene 41 años de edad, es ama de casa, se dedica a criar pollos para vender
3.-Maria Guadalupe R. R., tiene 73 años de edad, se dedica al hogar y a criar animales, en este caso becerros.
4.- Jovita M. S., tiene 50 años de edad, ama de casa y se dedica a atender una tienda de abarrotes
5.-Maria del Carmén T. R., tiene 47 años, se dedica al hogar, y en su casa tiene una tienda de abarrotes.
6.-Isidra T. D., tiene 44 años, es ama de casa y su negocio es la cria de pollos para vender
7.-Maria Luisa R. R., tiene 26 años, es la más joven del grupo, ama de casa, y tambíen sale a vender los dias de plaza ropa para la familia
8.-Margarita C. M., tiene 47 años de edad, es la presidenta del grupo, ama de casa y se dedica a criar animales, por lo regular los animales que cria son borregos y pollos.

Todo el grupo se conocen desde que eran pequeños, se decidieron llamar "MELOMA" porqué es el como un apodo a la comunidad, San Francisco de la loma es "MELOMA".

Tambien cabe mencionar que es una comunidad "Mazahua", la mayor parte de la población adulta hablan este dialecto, sin embargo los niños lo han dejado de hacer, por eso en las escuelas primarias lo estan tratando de esnseñar para que los niños lo aprendan y este idioma no se pierda, es una materia más que los niños llevan en clase.

Doña Margarita que de cariño la llaman doña Mago, es una mujer como mencionabamos Mazahua, es casada y en total tuvo 11 hijos, de casada cumplio 33 años, tiene casa propia y vive con su señor esposo, de los 11 hijos que tuvo 2 fallecieron y solo le quedan 9 hijos, 4 son mujeres y 5 hombres.

Hay dos personas que dependen de doña Mago, un hijo de 11 años que estudia el 5 año de primaria y una nieta de 4 años, solo estas dos persona dependen de doña Mago. El esposo de doña Mago es agricultor, no tiene un trabajo fijo, pero también cuando se puede se va a trabajar de albañil para tener más dinero.

Tambíen cabe mencionar que doña Mago es una mujer lider en su comunidad, hay gente que la sigue y la apoya en las desiciones que toma.

La mayor parte de la gente de la comunidad es gente sencilla y es gente humilde, como tambien es gente que cumple y que apoya se así se requiera.

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
  • 14
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,043,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Meloma Group's $2,500 loan helped a member to purchase sheep and chickens to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 15, 2010
Listed
Dec 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2011