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Santa Catarina Group
In this Group: Alejandria, Cecilia, Leticia, Tomasa, Cristina, Teresa, Maria, Raquel, Zoila, Rosa Guadalupe
"SANTA CATARINA”

This group is maD. up of 10 indigenous women from Santa Catarina Mechoacan, Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s called Santa Catarina after the Virgin of Santa Catarina who is the town’s patron saint. Mich-huacán means: “Place of Fishermen.” Its etymology: Michin=Fish, hua=possessive, Can=Place. In Mixteco, it’s called Nutiaca, which means “Town of Fishermen;” etymology: Ñuhu=Town, Tiaca=Fish. This group is maD. up of very hard working indigenous women.

The group’s representative is Mrs. Raquel C. Hernández, 25. She’s married to Mr. Geraldo Hernández who is a farmer who grows corn, beans, etc. They have three children who are 6, 4 and 2 years of age. Two are in Preschool. Raquel sells shoes via catalogue and also sells dresses and purses the same way.

Another group member is Mrs. María García López, 33, of indigenous race. She is married to Mr. Fabian Hernández who is a farmer. He grows corn, beans, squash, sesame, jicama, etc. They have three children who are 9, 6 and 5 years of age; all three are in school.

María is a totopo maker (fried tortilla chips). She makes different sizes: small, medium and large, which can be salted, plain or sweet with sesame. She learned how to make them from her mother who taught her when she was a little girl and it’s been passed down from generation to generation.
María has to go out to the community of Jamiltepec which is 20 minutes away from her location to do her sales. Some days she sells out everything but sometimes some of her product is left over. She also sells from home and occasionally she gets orders from other communities.
María asked for the loan to buy ingredients she needs for the sale of her products. She uses profits from her sales for her family, especially for her children who are studying because she wants them to study and have careers. She’d like to grow and have a locale to be able to sell other products besides totopos.

The members of this group thank the Fundación and all the people who make the loans possible.

The members of the group are as follows:

Alejandria L. G., 56, who buys ingredients for tostadas and fast food.
Cecilia Vasquez H., 57, who buys ingredients for tostadas.
Leticia C. H., 34, who buys ingredients for tostadas.
Tomasa V. L., 35, who buys chicken and ingredients for fast food.
Cristina Q. Q., 67, who buys ingredients for fast food.
Teresa S. O., 34, who buys ingredients for tostadas.
Maria G. L., 33, who makes tostadas to sell.
Raquel C. H., 25, who buys shoes to sell.
Zoila S. D. O., 55, who buys thread to make napkins to sell.
Rosa Guadalupe H. R., 50, who buys ingredients for fast food.
View original language description ↓
"SANTA CATARINA" Este grupo esta conformado por 10 mujeres indigenas D. la poblacion D. Santa Catarina Mechoacan, Oaxaca, Mexico. Denominada Santa Catarina por la Virgen Santa Catarina ya que es la patrona D. la población. Mich-huacán: significa “Lugar D. Pescadores”; su etimología Michin = Pescado, hua = posesivo, Can = Lugar. En mixteco se llama Nutiaca, que quiere decir “Pueblo D. Pescadores”; etimología Ñuhu = Pueblo, Tiaca = Pescado. Este grupo esta conformado por mujeres D. raza indigena muy trabajadoras.
La representante D. este grupo es la señora Raquel C. H. D. 25 años D. edad casada con el señor Geraldo H. D. oficio campesino se dedica a la siembra D. maiz, frijol, etc; ambos tiene 3 hijos D. 6, 4 y 2 años, dos estudian el preescolar. La señorA Raquel se dedica a la venta D. calzado por catalago, D. igual manera venD. vestidos y bolsas.
Otra integrante D. este grupo es la señora Maria G. L. D. raza indigena D. 33 años D. edad esta casada con el señor Fabian H. quien se dedica a la Agricultura el siembra maiz, frijol, calabaza, ajonjolí, jicama, etc; ambos tienen 3 hijos D. 9, 6 y 5 años D. edad los tres estudian.
La señora Maria se dedica a la elaboracion D. totopos (tortillas tostadas) hace D. diferentes tamaños: pequeños, medianos y grandes; los cuales pueden ser salados, simples y dulces con ajonjoli; ella aprendio a realizarlos ya que su mamá le enseño desD. pequeña y se ah venido heredando D. generacion en generacion, la señora Maria tiene que salir a la comunidad D. Jamiltepec que esta a 20 minutos D. su localidad para realizar sus ventas, ahi dias en que si se le termina pero ahi ocasiones en que le sobra un poco D. sus productos; D. igual manera en su casa venD., ahi ocasiones en que les llegan a ser pedidos D. otras comunidades.
La señora Maria solicito el prestamo para poder comprar los insumos que necesita para la venta D. sus productos.
Las ganancias que recibe D. la venta D. sus productos los utiliza para su familia en especial para sus hijos que estan estudiando ya que ella quiere que sus hijos estudien y tengan una carrera. Ella quisiera engrandecer tener un local y poder vender otros productos aparte D. los totopos.
La integrantes D. este grupo agradecen a la fundacion y a todas las personas que hacen posible la realizacion D. los prestamos.
las personas que integran este grupo son las siguientes:
Alejandria L. G.: D. 56 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. insumos para la venta D. antojitos y tostadas.
Cecilia Vasquez Hernnadez: D. 57 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. insumos para la venta D. tostadas.
Leticia C. H.: D. 34 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. insumos para la elaboracion D. tostadas para la venta.
Tomasa V. L.: D. 35 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. pollo y compra D. insumos para la venta D. antojitos.
Cristina Q. Q.: D. 67 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. insumos para la venta D. antojitos.
Teresa S. O.: D. 34 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. insumos para la elaboracion D. tostadas para la venta.
Maria G. L.: D. 33 años D. edad se dedica a la elaboracion D. tostadas para la venta.
Raquel C. H.: D. 25 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. zapatos para la venta.
Zoila S. D. O.: D. 55 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. hilos para la elaboracion D. servilletas para la venta.
Rosa Guadalupe H. R.: D. 50 años D. edad se dedica a la compra D. insumos para la venta D. 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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,543,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Catarina Group's $3,075 loan helped a member to buy shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 3, 2011
Listed
Feb 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011