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Agua Group
In this Group: Rocio , Elizabeth, Ignacia , Adela , Adelaida , Maria Emiliana , Maria De Jesus
This group is called "Agua" and is made up of seven hard-working and modest women, who wish to make their businesses grow and improve their lives.

The members of this group are from Pinotepa Nacional in Oaxaca state, a land of hard-working people and progress; but also much hunger, as there are many poor people, although there are plenty who take more than their fair share.

In Pinotepa the most popular dance is the Chilena. In Pinotepa there are small businesses and also many children playing in the park, and many women selling tamales in the streets of the community.

One of Pinotepa's traditions is the "Fifth Friday" holiday where there are a lot of fun and games in the streets for the children, and one can see the Pilgrimage, a play about the life of Jesus Christ. People go out to watch the youth who perform the play. For the people, that day is one of repentance and forgiveness, and a day to enjoy oneself and forgive others.

One of the members of this group is Maria Emiliana. She is 49, and known for being a friendly, hard-working woman, who is very proud of her roots and her business.

Emilia, as she is better known by her fellow group members, sells soft drinks and tamales. She has been selling soft drinks and tamales for 20 years.

What she likes best about selling tamales is the preparation. Emilia tells us that the tamales are prepared in the following way: First, heat the banana leaves and clean them. Then prepare the chili, adding add half an onion, puya and gaguillo chilis, garlic; then grind them together. Then wash the chicken meat and put it, together with the prepared chili on a large platter. Prepare the dough adding lard. To make a tortilla out of the dough, you place the leaf down, and put a bit of the dough on top and flatten it. Add both the chili and the chicken. Fold the leaf into the shape of a tamale, and put all of this together on the fire. Wait for them to cook, take them out of the pot, and let people know you have tamales, so that your customers come and buy from you.

Emiliana has six children: Maria de Jesús, Moisés, Eleazar, Francisco, Angelo and Juan José. They motivate her to keep going, as she really loves them and wants them to always count on her. Emiliana is happily married to Eleazar, 51, a friendly and hard-working man.

Emiliana also tells us that she sells handmade tortillas, yet doesn't intend to return to the tortilla business: only when she has orders for them. She doesn't make tortillas every day, because making them is hard on the the lungs.

Emiliana also sells food, chicken mole (chicken in a spicy sauce), chicken soup, fish soup, barbecued meat, and abobo de marrano (marinated pork).

Emiliana requested the loan to buy more soft drinks and more ingredients for making tamales. She is very grateful to the Foundation for helping her earn her daily living.

The other members of the group are: Rocio, who sells candy; Elizabeth, who sells Mexican snack foods; Ignacia, who sells Mexican snack foods; Adela, who sells clothing; Adelaida, who sells clothing; and Maria de Jesús, who sells chickens.

They give thanks to the Foundation for helping them to appreciate things and benefit from life.
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Este grupo se llama Agua esta conformado por nueve siete mujeres trabajadoras y humildes con deseos de mejorar de hacer crecer sus negocios y su vida.
Las integrantes de este grupo son originarias de pinotepa nacional Oaxaca tierra de gente trabajadora de progreso y también de hambre ya que hay muchas personas pobres pero también muchas personas tragadoras.
En pinotepa lo que mas se baila son las chilenas en pinotepa hay pequeños negocios y también muchos niños jugando en el parque y muchas señoras vendiendo tamales en las calles de la comunidad.
Una de las tradiciones de pinotepa es la fiesta de quinto viernes donde hay muchos juegos y diversión para los niños en las calles esta se puede observar la peregrinación una obra de la vida de Jesé cristo, las personas salen ha ver a los jóvenes quienes interpretan la obra.
Para las personas esa fecha es de perdón y arrepentimiento y una fecha para vivir y perdonar a los demás.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Maria Emiliana de cuarenta y nueve años de edad, se caracteriza por ser una señora trabajadora amable orgullosa de sus raíces y de su negocio.
Doña Emilia como mejor la conocen sus compañeras de grupo se dedica a la venta de refrescos y tamales, vendiendo refrescos lleva vendiendo veinte años, y tamales veinte años.
Lo que mas le gusta de vender tamales es prepáralos ,Doña Emilia nos cuenta que los tamales se preparan de la siguiente manera primeramente poner las hojas de plátano a calentar , y las limpia, después prepara el chile al chile le echa una media cebolla, también le ella chile puña y chile gaguillo, ajo, después los muele lava la carne de pollo, pone la carne junto con el junto con el chile ya preparado en una bandeja grande , prepara la masa echándole manteca , para tortear la masa pone la hoja y encima le pone un poco de masa y la hace en forma de tortilla y le echa el chile y el pollo junto dobla la hoja en forma de Tamale ya que este todo junto lo pone a la lumbre , espera que se cosan los saca de la olla y va avisar que tiene tamales para que vayan sus clientas a comprarle.
Doña Emiliana tiene seis hijos Maria de Jesús, Moisés, Eleazar, Francisco, Angelo y Juan José ellos son su motor para seguir adelante los quiere mucho y desea que siempre cuenten con ella.
Doña Emiliana esta felizmente casada con el señor Eleazar de cincuenta y un años de edad un señor amable y trabajador.
Doña Emiliana también nos cuenta que se dedica a la venta de tortillas echas a mano pero todavía no piensa regresar al negocio de las tortillas solamente cuando se las encarguen, pero no hace tortilla todos los días por que se calienta mucho los pulmones.
Doña Emiliana también se dedica a la venta de comida hace lo que es mole de pollo, caldo de pollo, caldo de pescado, barbacoa y abobo de marrano.
Doña Emiliana pidió el préstamo para la compra de más refrescos y más ingredientes para la elaboración de tamales.
Esta muy agradecida con fundacion ya que por ayudarla y así ganarse el pan que se lleva ala boca.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Roció- se dedica a la venta de dulces.
Elizabeth- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Ignacia- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Adela- se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Adelaida- se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Maria de Jesús- se dedica a la venta de pollos.
Le dan las gracias a fundación por ayudarlas a valorar las cosas y sacarle provecho a la vida.

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
  • 11
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,551,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Agua Group's $2,300 loan helped a member to buy soft drinks and ingredients for making tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 4, 2012
Listed
Apr 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 31, 2012