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Yukuyoo Group
In this Group: Flora, Analidia, Gregoria , Andrea, Leticia, Herminia, Rosa, Tomasa, Oliva, Herlinda *
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The “Yukuyoo” loan group is located in the community of San L. Oaxaca, 40 minutes to the north of Pinotepa nacional. The name of the group is in the language of Mixteca and means ‘hill of lianas’ (a kind of vine). The majority of the population is indigenous and works in the fields and, in the case of the women, makes embroidery and artisanal textiles. The woman that represents the group is Flora M. C., but we will not talk about her much, since this story is focused on Herminia Nicolás M., a 35-year-old woman married to 42-year-old Gracian, an agricultural worker. They have four children: Guadalupe (18), Claudia (16), Álvaro (15) and Azucena (13). Only the last three study, since the eldest works to help them pay for school expenses. Herminia works in the elaboration of textiles in the traditional style, which is very laborious, but poorly remunerated. She learned this traD. from a very young age as one of the ways to help alleviate the needs of her family. She makes her craftwork in her home, as is the custom, and uses coarse materials maD. in the traditional way. It is very common to find artisanal women in this zone since, apart from selling their creations, the women also wear them.

Herminia is a member of the loan group organized near her house, and she sought the resources to buy the materials that she will use to make her embroidery. With this money, she was able to buy cotton thread in the colors of white, blue, green, red, orange and purple as well as cotton skeins that they use to make textiles, crystal worsted yarn and the traditional brown thread that is maD. artisanally in this region by hand with brown colored cotton. She also sent to be renovated some of her instruments’ parts that she uses for the weaving of textiles and also to make napkins, tablecloths, huipiles (traditional embroidered dresses), and textiles for christening robes. In this December season, Herminia is filling some orders that were maD. ahead of time that will be for wedding souvenirs.

The big dream that Herminia has is that her children grow up in an environment without a lot of need, and the only thing that she asks is to have good health in order to be able to continue ahead in the fight for a better tomorrow. She would like to have a better house that has a solid floor and is a little stronger so as to be able to withstand the ravages of nature in the periods of rain.

Yukuyoo is a group of working women. They help one another and always have the necessary trust so that the group and its members are punctual with their payments. The only thing we can add is a gesture of thanks on behalf of this group to those that represent this industry of dreams. Thanks to those that support Kiva, to Fundación Realidad and to the people that dedicate themselves ever day to making possible the projects of many. The women that make up the “Yukuyoo” group are listed below, as well as the activities they carry out.

Flora M. C.. – Inexpensive, home-cooking eatery
Analidia Chávez D. L. C..- Artisanal embroidery
Gregoria Nicolás Baños.- Sweets sales
Andrea L. M..- Artisanal embroidery
Leticia M. Guzmán.- Chicken sales
Herminia Nicolás M..- Artisanal embroidery
Rosa P. Hernández.- Artisanal embroidery
Tomasa B. M..- Artisanal embroidery
Oliva Vásquez H..- “Antojitos” (traditional Mexican food/snacks) sales
Herlinda L. B..- Artisanal embroidery
View original language description ↓
El grupo D. crédito “Yukuyoo” se localiza en L. comunidad D. San L. Oaxaca a 40 minutos al norte D. Pinotepa nacional, el nombre del grupo se le da en L. lengua mixteca, que significa cerro D. bejucos (lianas), L. mayor parte D. L. población es D. raza indígena y se dedican al trabajo del campo, en el caso D. las mujeres al bordado y textiles artesanales, L. mujer que representa al grupo se llama Flora M. C., pero no haremos mucha alusión acerca D. elL., ya que en esta narración hablaremos D. Herminia Nicolás M., es una mujer D. 35 años D. edad, casada con el señor Graciano D. 42 años, D. oficio campesino. Ellos tienen 4 hijos que son Guadalupe D. 18 años, Claudia D. 16, Álvaro D. 15 y Azucena D. 13 años D. edad, solo los últimos tres hermanos estudian, ya que L. mayor trabaja para ayudarles en los gastos escolares. Herminia se dedica a L. elaboración D. textiles en técnica artesanal, mismos que son muy laboriosos pero poco remunerados, elL. desD. temprana edad aprendió este oficio que es una D. las formas D. ayudar a mitigar parte D. las necesidades que tiene su familia, las artesanías que elL. elabora las hace desD. su casa como es D. costumbre y se utilizan materiales rústicos elaborados D. forma tradicional, es muy común encontrar a mujeres artesanas en esta zona ya que ellas aparte D. vender sus creaciones las utilizan para el uso personal D. vestimenta e indumentaria.
Herminia es miembro del grupo D. crédito organizado cerca D. su casa y elL. solicitó los recursos para L. compra D. materiales que utiliza en L. elaboración D. las artesanías con ese dinero elL. pudo comprar hilos D. algodón en color blanco, azul, verD., rojo , naranja , morado, así como madejas D. algodón que utilizan en L. elaboración D. textiles hilo torcido, estambre D. hilo tipo cristal y el tradicional hilo D. color café que es elaborado con algodón color café D. forma manual y artesanal en esta región, mandó a renovar algunas piezas D. su instrumento utilizada para el hilado D. textiles, mismo que utiliza para elaborar servilletas, manteles, huipiles, y telares para faldones. En esta temporada decembrina Herminia esta elaborando algunos pedidos que le encargaron con anticipación mismos que serán unos detalles para recuerdos D. bodas.
Los grandes sueños que tiene Herminia es que sus hijos crezcan en un ambiente D. poca necesidad y lo único que piD. es tener buena salud para poder seguir adelante en L. lucha D. un mejor mañana, le gustaría tener una mejor vivienda con piso firme y un poco mas reforzada para aguantar los embates D. L. naturaleza en épocas D. lluvia.
Yukuyoo es un grupo D. mujeres trabajadoras, ellas se ayudan entre si y siempre hay en ellas L. confianza necesaria para que su grupo y sus integrantes sean puntuales en sus pagos.
Lo único que podemos agregar es un gesto D. agradecimiento por parte D. este grupo hacia los que representan esta industria D. sueños gracias a los que apoyan a kiva, a fundación realidad y L. gente que se entrega todos los días por hacer posible los proyectos D. muchos.
Las mujeres que integran el grupo “yukuyoo” se enlistan a continuación, así como las actividades que realizan.

Flora M. C.. – Cocina económica
Analidia Chávez D. L. C..- Bordado Artesanal
Gregoria Nicolás Baños.- Venta D. dulces
Andrea L. M..- Bordado Artesanal
Leticia M. Guzmán.- Venta D. pollos
Herminia Nicolás M..- Bordado Artesanal
Rosa P. Hernández.- Bordado Artesanal
Tomasa B. M..- Bordado Artesanal
Oliva Vásquez H..- Venta D. antojitos
Herlinda L. B..- Bordado Artesanal

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
  • $19,052,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Yukuyoo Group's $2,775 loan helped a member the loan will be used to buy cotton thread in the colors of red, blue, wine, green, yellow and purple, as well as to buy cotton thread used to make artisenal textiles using tradtional waist looms, with which napkins and tablecloths are made.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011