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Comerciantes De San Juan Group
In this Group: Carmelita , Pablo, Julia , Margarita , Alicia , Sonia , Agueda , Maricelino, Edith
This group is called "Comerciantes de San Juan" and is made up of nine humble, indigenous people from a marginalized town named Santiaguito. There are many green trees there, and the majority of people dress in "huipiles" [traditional embroidered dresses] and do not cover their breasts. The majority of men in the community make a living by harvesting corn.

One of the members of the group is señora Águeda, who is 31. She has sold chickens and fish for 3 years. What she likes most about her job is plucking the chickens and cleaning the fish. She tells us that she goes out to sell them to the houses in the community in the mornings and afternoons.

She tells us that she is a widow and has 5 children: Aurelio, Jose, Maria, Liliana, and Isabel, who are her biggest treasures. They are her inspiration and strength for getting ahead. One of her dreams is to give her children a better future.

She asked for the loan to buy more chickens and fish to sell wholesale and retail. She tells us that selling chickens is the most profitable because it's what her compatriots like a lot.

She tells us about one of her experiences: what she first started to sell was chickens, she bought them little by little and went out to sell them to houses. With her profits, she bought fish and stopped selling chickens. But thanks to the support of the foundation, she bought more chickens and fish to sell. Selling fish also makes good profits for her, but not more than the chickens. She tells us that she is happy to have two businesses since these profits help her children with their education.

She is very grateful to the foundation for helping good and indigenous people.

The other members of the group are:

Carmelita – who sells beef
Pablo - who sells beef
Julia - who sells chicken
Margarita - who sells embroidered clothing
Alicia - who sells bread
Sonia - who sells bricks
Marcelino - who sells Mexican comfort food
Edith - who sells bricks.

She is thankful to the foundation for helping good people who have the desire to improve themselves, get ahead, and fulfill their dreams. Common and poor people also have hopes and dreams.
View original language description ↓
Este grupo se llama Comerciantes de san Juan esta integrado por nueve personas indígenas humildes de un pueblo marginado llamado Santiaguito donde hay muchos árboles verde y la mayoría de la gente viste de huipil y no se cubren los pechos la mayoría de los hombres de esta comunidad se dedica a la siembra de maíz.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Águeda de 31 años de edad, ella se dedica a la venta de pollos y de pescado desde hace tres años, nos cuenta que lo que mas le gusta de su negocio es pelar los pollos y limpiar los pescados.
Ella nos cuenta que sale a vender a las casas de su comunidad sus pollos y pescado en las mañanas y en las tardes.
Nos dice que es viuda y tiene la cantidad de cinco hijos: Aurelio, Jose Maria, Liliana e Isabel ellos son su mejor tesoro, ellos son su inspiración y sus fuerzas para salir adelante, uno de sus sueños es darle un mejor futuro a sus hijos.
Ella pidió el préstamo para la compra de más pollos y pescado para la venta por mayoreo y menudeo nos dice lo que mas le deja ganancias es el pollo ya que les gusta mucho a sus paisanos.
Nos cuenta una de sus experiencias: Lo que primero empezó a vender es pollos compro pocos pollos y salía a vender a las casas y con las ganancias compro pescado y dejo de vender pollos pero gracias al apoyo de fundacion compro mas pollos y pescado para la venta ya que también el pescado le deja buenas ganancias pero no mas que el pollo, nos dice que esta contenta por tener sus dos negocios ya que con esas ganancias ayuda a sus hijos en su educación.
Esta muy agradecida con fundacion por ayudar a la gente indígena y buena.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Carmelita –quien se dedica a la venta de carne de res.
Pablo-quien se dedica a la venta de carne de res.
Julia-quien se dedica a la venta de pollo.
Margarita-quien se dedica a la venta ropa bordada.
Alicia-quien se dedica a la venta de pan.
Sonia-quien se dedica a la venta de ladrillos.
Marcelino-quien se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Edith-quien se dedica a la venta de ladrillos.

Le da las gracias a fundación por ayudar a la gente buena con deseos de superarse y salir adelante y cumplir sus sueños ya que también la gente de pueblo y pobre tiene sueños e ilusiones.

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
  • 38
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,077,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Comerciantes De San Juan Group's $7,000 loan helped a member to buy chickens and fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2012