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Ollin Group
In this Group: Maura, Antonia, Maria Guadalupe, Yazmin, Alma Aurea, Reyna , Ma Francisca, Mara De Lourdes , Angela , Marisol
The following group is called “Ollin.” It was formed in San Juan Coajomulco, Jocotitlan. It’s made up of ten successful, very hard working, unified, mutually supportive women. They have also known each other for several years and that’s why they were motivated to form a group that they called “Ollin.” They decided to call it that because in Nahuatl that word means “movement” and for them this is a movement toward improvement each one makes, in this case an economic improvement through the loan. The community where this group lives is full of potters, farmers and professionals. There is very little commerce within this community. The names of the ten women who make up the group are as follows:

1.-Maura Hernández T.
2.-Antonia López Álvarez
3.-Maria Guadalupe Hernández Hernández
4.-Yazmin T. Hernández
5.-Alma Aurea Álvarez García
6.-Reyna Hernández González
7.-Ma Francisca Hernández S.
8.-Maria de Lourdes García García
9.-Angela García García
10.-Marisol Hernández González

These are the names of the women who make up the group. It’s worth mentioning that there are women in the group, like Angela, Alma and Reyna, who belong to an Aztec dance troupe. They, together with other women, are dancers and drummers and perform various rituals dances.

Angela is the group leader. She lives there in San Juan Coajomulco. She’s 47 years old and has been married 26 years. She is an artisan and also an Aztec dancer. She has three children but only two of them still depend on her; her oldest daughter is already married and the other two are studying Indigenous Languages at the university. She lives in her own house where she also manufactures the crafts. For example, she makes wood bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. The materials she uses to make them are seeds, thread, beads, wood, etc.

Angela goes out to sell them at farmers’ markets, for example, and sometimes is able to set up a stand to sell but she usually does it when she dances downtown and she offers her wares to the people who gather round. The difficult part of what she does is that the people like the products she makes so that they will buy them.

The loan will help Angela because she tells us that it provides a source of income to have more profits. Her goal is to have a locale to sell what she makes as well as being able to manufacture the earrings and all else there. With the profits she wants to continue providing schooling for her children so that they won’t drop out of school and finish it.

Angela is also a domestic employee and this is how she helps her husband and her children get ahead and she motivates them to continue making an effort.
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El siguiente grupo se llama "Ollin" este grupo se formo en San Juan Coajomulco, Jocotitlan, esta formado por 10 mujures exitosas, son muy trabajadores y unidas se apoyan mucho, tambien se conocen desde hace muchos años por eso fue que se animaron hacer un grupo al que llamaron "Ollin", desidieron ponerse asi porque tiene un significado que esta en Nahualt, la palabra significa movimiento, y para ellas es un movimiento el que hacen un cambio para tener una mejora en este caso una mejora economica atraves del prestamo, la comunidad donde vive el grupo esta lleno de alfareros, agricultores y profesionistas, hay poco comercio dentro de esta comunidad, los nombres de las 10 mujeres que integran el grupo son los siguientes:
1.-Maura H. T.
2.-Antonia L. A.
3.-Maria Guadalupe H. H.
4.-Yazmin T. H.
5.-Alma Aurea A. G.
6.-Reyna H. G.
7.-Ma Francisca H. S.
8.-Maria de Lourdes G. G.
9.-Angela G. G.
10.-Marisol H. G.
Estos son los nombres de las mujeres que integran el grupo, cabe mencionar que hay mujeres de este grupo como doña Angela, Alma y Reyna que pertenecen a un grupo de danzantes aztecas, las señoras junto con otras personas son danzantes y tocan los tambores y hacen varios tipos de rituales en sus danzas. la Señora Angela es la encargada del grupo vive ahi en San Juan Coajomulco, tiene 47 años y 26 años de casada, ella es artesana y tambien es danzante azteca, tiene 3 hijos pero solo dos hijos dependen de ella, una hija la mayor ya es casada y los otros dos hijos estan estudiando la universidad en lenguas indigenas, vive en casa propia donde tambien es el lugar donde fabrica las artesanias, por ejemplo fabrica pulceras echas de maderas anillos, collares y aretes, el material que usa para fabricar son semillas, hilos, cuancas, madera etc. La señora Angela sale a vender por ejemplo en las ferias i de ves en cuando acomoda un puesto para vender, pero regularmente lo hace cuando sale a danzar en el centro y con la gente que se junta le ofrece lo que hace, lo dificil en su actividad es que a la gente le guste que le agrade el producto para que lo compre, el prestamo le va ayudar a doña Angela porque nos comenta que le da una fuente de ingresos para tener mas ganancias, la meta que tiene es llegas a tener un local y vender lo que hago como tambien ahi mismo en el local fabricar los aretes y demas. Con las ganancias quiere poder seguir dando el estudio a sus hijos para que no se salgan de la escuela y la terminen.
Doña Angela tambien es empleada domestica de esta forma es como ayuda a su esposo y asus hijos para salir adelante y los motiva para seguir echandole ganas.

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
  • 8
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  • $17,540,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ollin Group's $2,500 loan helped a member to make bracelets, rings, necklaces, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2011
Listed
Feb 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011