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Manantial Group
In this Group: Antonia, Rosa , Juana, Catalina, Isabel, Gloria, Cecilia, Luciana, Maria , Zita , Clara, Elia Natalia
The group “Manantial” (Spring) consists of twelve indigenous women who engage in different business activities. They formed this group since they are all neighbors in the community. The group is named “Manantial” because there is a river of the same name where people go to bathe and wash clothes. This group is from the town of Santa Catarina Mechoacan, a place where many fishermen live and that is known for its beautiful vegetation and wildlife.

The representative of the group is Sra. Isabel G. H.. She is 39 years old, married to Sr. Roman G., and has two school age children. Sra. Isabel is the person responsible for inviting the other members to join this group. She earns her living by selling bread.

Sra. Gloria H. Q. is also a member of this group. She is 60 years old and is well-known in town for making some of the most delicious bread. Sra. Gloria has been in this business for more than twenty years. She always generates good sales because she is able to sell in other areas as well as in her own town. People are familiar with the good flavor of her products and order them for special occasions such as weddings, New Years, and other events. She is requesting a loan to buy more supplies used in making her products such as butter, flour, sugar, and other items so that she can produce more and generate slightly better earnings. This will enable her to support her two children who are continuing their education. Gloria will be able to make her loan payments as well.

Listed below are the women in this group:
Antonia M. B., age 66: sells tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, and enchiladas
Rosa D. L. P. B., age 44: sells snacks and sweets
Juana G. H., age 46: sells regional snacks
Catalina Q. Cruz, age 58: sells bread
Isabel G. H., age 39: sells bread
Gloria H. Q., age 60: sells bread
Cecilia L. G., age 43: sells tamales
Luciana H. G., age 23: sells regional snacks
Maria N. H., age 33: sells tostadas
Zita G. M., age 29: sells regional snacks
Clara L. H., age 35: sells tamales
Elia Natalia Q. Cruz, age 52: sells tostadas

View original language description ↓
Grupo "MANANTIAL" este grupo esta conformado por 12 mujeres indigenas que se dedican a diferentes actividades economicas, ellas formaron este grupo ya que son vecinas D. esta comunidad. Este grupo se llama manantial por que en L. poblacion atraviesa un rio que se llama manantial lugar donD. las personas se van a bañar y a lavar ropa. Este grupo esta ubicado en L. poblacion D. Santa Catarina Mechoacan (Lugar D. pescadores) una poblacion muy hermosa como mucha flora y fauna.
L. representante D. este grupo es L. señora Isabel G. H. D. 39 años D. edad esta casada con el señor Roman G. ambos tienen 2 hijos que estudian. L. señora Isabel es L. persona que invito a las demas a formar parte D. este grupo; elL. se dedica a L. venta D. pan.
L. señora Gloria H. Q. forma tambien parte D. este grupo elL. es una señora D. 60 años D. edad muy reconocida en su localidad ya que hace unos panes muy deliciosos ya que elL. se dedica a esta actividad desD. hace mas D. veinte años, siempre tienes buenas ventas a demas D. que venD. sus productos en su localidad sale a venderlos a otras localidades. Las personas que reconocen el buen sabor D. sus productos le encargan para ocasiones especiales como son bodas, cabo D. año, etc.
ElL. pidio este prestamo para comprar mas insumos para su productos como son: manteca, harina, paneL. entre otros para que asi realize mas y tenga un poco mas D. ganancias; ya que estas las utiliza para mantener a sus dos hijos pequeños para que puedan seguir estudiando, D. igual manera para realizar sus pagos que ah adquirido del prestamo.
Las mujeres que integran este grupo son las siguientes:
Antonia M. B.: D. 66 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. tacos dorados, quesadillas, tostadas y enchiladas.
Rosa D. L. P. B.: D. 44 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. antojitos y dulces.
Juana G. H.: D. 46 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. antojitos regionales.
Catalina Q. Cruz: D. 58 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. pan.
Isabel G. H.: D. 39 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. pan.
Gloria H. Q.: D. 60 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. pan.
Cecilia L. G.: D. 43 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. tamales.
Luciana H. G.: D. 23 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. antojitos regionales.
Maria N. H.: D. 33 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. tostadas.
Zita G. M.: D. 29 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. antojitos regionales.
Clara L. H.: D. 35 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. tamales.
Elia Natalia Q. Cruz: D. 52 años D. edad se dedica a L. venta D. tostadas.

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
  • 60
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Manantial Group's $3,825 loan helped a member purchase ingredients for making & selling bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011