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Las Campesinas Group
In this Group: Ismaela , Victoria , Rufina , Venancia , Maria , Julia , Maria , Carmela , Maria Del Carmen , Mineva , Hilda , Elizabeth
In the State of Oaxaca, near the Cerro reservoir, there is a community called Arroyo Chicali which is an indigenous community whose people speak the Mazateco dialect. There is a group in this community which is called "Las Campesinas" (Country Women) because they consider themselves to be very hard-working country women. There are 12 members in this group.

Ismaela is one of this group's members. She is 41 years old and has only an elementary school level of education. She is married to Armando, who works as a day laborer. The couple have five children: 15 year-old Diana, who is in high school; 12 year-old Vicente and 8 year-old EM., who are in elementary school; and 3 year-old Yurem de Jesus and Yurem EM..

Ismaela tells us that approximately one year ago she decided to start selling sweet treats and soft drinks in her home as the money her husband earned wasn't enough to cover their household expenses. By selling these products, she earns a little extra money which she uses to help her husband with their household expenses and to cover their children's education expenses. She tells us that she placed a small table in the front of her home and this is where she sells her sweet treats. She tells us that her sales are good because the local children always fancy a sweet treat and many of the families in the community have a soft drink while they eat.

Ismaela needs this loan to invest in buying soft drinks and sweet treats to re-stock her business. She tells us that sometimes lifts her table and her sweet treats up onto her small cart and takes them to sell at the sports field on days when there are soccer matches. She would like her business to prosper and would like to invest her profits in buying some groceries so that she can grow her business.

The other members of the group are:

Victoria - who sells Mexican snacks
Rufina - who sells groceries
Venancia - who sells fish
María - who raises livestock
Julia - who sells fish
María S. - who sells groceries
Carmela - who sells tacos
María del Carment - who sells snacks
Inerva - who sells chicken
Hilda - who sells soft drinks
Elizabeth - who sells soft drinks
View original language description ↓
En el estado de Oaxaca cerca de la presa de Cerro exsite un comunidad llamada Arroyo Chicali la

cual se caracteriza por ser una comunidad Indigena en la cual se habla dialecto mazateco en esta

comunidad existe un grupo llamado las Campesinas ya que ellas se consideran mujeres de campo

muy trabajadoras este grupo esta integrado por 12 personas.

La señora Ismaela es uno de los miembros de este grupo, ella tiene 41 años, estudio solo la

primaria y esta casada con el señor Armando el cual trabaja como jornalero ellos tiene 5 hijos de

nombres: Diana de 15 años que se encuentra estudiando la secuendaria, Vicente y EM. de 12

y 8 años que asisten a la primaria, Yurem de Jesus y Yurem EM. de 3 años. Doña Ismaela nos

platica que hace mas o menos un año decidio iniciar a vender dulces y refrescos en su casa ya que

lo que gana su esposo no le alcanzaba para cubrir los gastos del hogar y vendiendo ella gana un

poco de dinero extra para ayudar a sue esposo con los gastos de la casa y los estudios de sus


Ella nos platica que a puesto una pequeña mesa en la parte de enfrente de su casa en la cual

vende sus dulces, ella nos platica que la venta es buena ya que a los niños siempre se les antoja

un dulce y muchas de la familia de la comunidad acostumbran a comer con un refresco .

Ella necesita este credito para invertirlo en la compra de refrescos y dulces para resurtir su negocio.

Doña Ismaela nos dice que algunas veces sube a su carretulla sus mesa y sus dulces y los lleva a

vender al campo deportivo los dias que hay futbol. Ella desea que su negocio prospere ya que

quiere invertir sus ganancias en la compra de un poco de abarrotes para hacer crecer su negocio.

Los demas integrantes del grupo son:

victoria- antojitos mexicanos
rufina- venta de abararrotes
Venancia -venta de pescado
Maria - cria de ganado
Julia - venta de pescado
Maria S - venta de abarrotes
Carmela - venta de tacos
Maria del Carmen - venta de antojitos
inerva -venta de pollo
Hilda - venta de refrescos
Elizabeth - refrescos

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
  • 64
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,021,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Campesinas Group's $3,125 loan helped a member to sell sweet treats, snacks, groceries and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011