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Las  Abuelas Group
In this Group: Maria , Monica , Modesta Alberta , Cecilia , Ciria , Luciana , Rocio , Josefa , Inocencia
This group is called Las Abuelas. The members decided to name it that because the majority of the women in the group are already grandmothers, and they also consider themselves grandmothers of the group, mothers of their companions. The group is made up of 9 hardworking, modest, creative women, artisans with good virtues. They tell us they are very contented because with their work they feel proud of their indigenous roots, of wearing
"naguas" [traditional skirts], and of being Mexican.

One of the members of the group is Mónica, a hardworking woman who has worked making napkins and tablecloths for 12 years. She tells us that what she likes most about her business is sewing and making the figures on her napkins and tablecloths. Moni, as her companions of the group know her, is happily married to Margarito, with whom she has three children.

She requested the loan to buy more colored thread, needles, and ribbon to make napkins and tablecloths. Moni tells us that she began to weave at a young age because her mother worked making napkins to sell in the neighboring towns.

The other members of the group are María, who makes napkins; Modesta, who makes napkins; Cecilia, who sells napkins and tablecloths; Ciria, who sells napkins; Luciana, who sells napkins; Rocío, who sells napkins and tablecloths; Josefa, who sells napkins and tablecloths; and Inocencia, who makes napkins.

They are grateful to the foundation for the support it has given them to get ahead, to triumph in life, and to continue doing what they like, which is to make napkins and tablecloths.
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Este grupo se llama las abuelas , sus integrantes decidieron ponerle así por que la mayoría de las señoras del grupo ya son abuelas y también se consideran abuelas del grupo madres de sus compañeras.
El grupo esta conformado por nueve señoras trabajadoras humildes ,creativas ,artesanas y con grandes virtudes.
Ellas nos cuentan que están muy contentas por que con su trabajo se siente orgullosas de sus raíces de ser indígenas de usar naguas y de ser mexicanas.
Una de las integrantes del grupo es la señora Mónica una señora trabajadora , que se dedica a la elaboración de servilletas manteles desde hace doce años.
Ella nos cuenta que lo que mas le gusta de su negocio cocer y elaborarle figuras a sus servilletas y manteles.
Doña Moni como mejor la conocen sus compañeras del grupo esta ,felizmente
casada con el señor Margarito con quien tiene tres hijos.
Ella pidió el préstamo para comprar mas hilos de colores,ajugas y listones para la elaboración de servilletas y manteles.
Doña Moni nos cuenta que desde pequeña empezó a tejer ya que su madre se dedicaba a hacer servilletas para venderlas en los pueblos vecinos.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son :
María – quien se dedica a la elaboración de servilletas.
Modesta- quien se dedica a la elaboración de servilletas.
Cecilia- quien se dedica a la venta de elaboración de servilletas y manteles.
Ciria- quien se dedica a la venta de servilletas.
Luciana- quien se dedica a la venta de servilletas.
Rocío – quien se dedica a la venta de servilletas y manteles.
Josefa – quien se dedica a la venta de servilletas y manteles.
Inocencia- quien se dedica a la elaboración de servilletas.
Le dan las gracias a fundación por el apoyo que les ha dado para salir adelante y triunfar en la vida y seguir haciendo lo que les gusta que es hacer servilletas y manteles.

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
  • 2
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,777,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Abuelas Group's $2,175 loan helped a member to buy thread, needles, and ribbons for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 14, 2011
Listed
Dec 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2012