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Las Mariposas Group
In this Group: Zoila , Margarita Rogelia , Lucina , Maria , Maria De Jesus , Ines Aurelia , Candelaria , Amalia , Beatriz , Micaela , Josefa , Isabel , Margarita
This communal bank is called "Las Mariposas" (The Butterflies). It is made up of thirteen indigenous women who want to improve their social condition. They speak Mixtec and wear traditional skirts and shawls.
The members of this group are natives of a town called Santa Catarina Mechoacan. It is a small town with a lot of green trees. There is a very beautiful river, as you enter the community.
The name of the town, Santa Catarina Mechoacan, means "fishing town" in Mixtec. The members of the communal bank tell us that a long time ago the river was full of fish, and the people from the community would fish very early in the morning.
One of the members of the communal bank is Señora Maria de Jesús. She is fifty-six years old and is a hardworking indigenous woman. She is a little shy but very friendly. She earns a living making and selling bread.
Señora Maria de Jesús tells us that she has been selling bread for twenty years. What she likes best about her business is making the bread, which she does with love.
She makes her bread in an earthen oven (which is in the background of the above photo). She sells the bread in the Rió Grande community every third day. What she doesn't like is that she gets overheated making the bread and that her back aches, as she carries the tray of bread on her back as she sells it door to door. Sometimes, though, she takes orders, and she always tries to deliver on time.
One of Señora Maria de Jesús's dreams and goals is to modernize her equipment so that she doesn't get so overheated or tired. She does get a little tired, because of her age.
One of her challenges is exapnding her business. She wants to have employees make the bread and deliver it to more communities besides Rió Grande.
She also tells us that she will use the loan to purchase more bread-making ingredients, like: yeast, milk, baking powder, sugar, butter and lard.
The loan will also help her improve her house, since her earnings have enabled her to fix it up, to make it more resistant.
Señora Maria de Jesús is very grateful to the Foundation for the help they have given her to make her life better and meet her goals and dreams.
The other members of the communal bank are:
Zoila- who makes her living selling Mexican snacks.
Margarita Rogelia- makes her living selling bread.
Lucina- makes her living selling Mexican snacks.
Maria- makes her living offering carpentry services.
Inés Aurelia- makes her living selling Mexican snacks.
Candelaria- makes her living selling Mexican snacks.
Amalia- makes her living selling bread.
Beatriz- makes her living selling Mexican snacks.
Micaela- makes her living selling Mexican snacks.
Josefa- makes her living selling Mexican snacks.
Isabel- makes her living selling Mexican snacks.
Margarita- makes her living selling bread.
They give their thanks to the Foundation for helping the Mixtec people.
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Este grupo se llama las mariposas esta conformado por trece mujeres indígenas con deseos de superación hablan el idioma mixteco usan naguas y mandil.
Las integrantes de este grupo son originarias de un pueblo llama santa Catarina Mechoacan es un pequeño pueblo donde hay muchos árboles verdes al llegar a la comunidad esta un rió muy lindo.
El nombre de su pueblo Santa Catarina Mechoacan significa en mixteco pueblo del pescado, las integrantes del grupo nos cuentan que hace mucho tiempo había un rió lleno de pescado y que la gente de la comunidad iba a pescar desde muy temprano.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Maria de Jesús de cincuenta y seis años de edad es una señora indígena trabajadora y un poco tímida pero muy amable, se dedica a la elaboración y venta de pan.
Nos cuenta que lleva vendiendo pan desde hace veinte años y lo que mas le gusta de su negocio es elaborar su pan ya que los hace con amor.
Hace el pan en un horno de tierra (es el que aparece de fondo en la fotografía) sale a vender a una comunidad llamada "rió grande" cada tercer día, pero lo que no le gusta es que se calienta mucho y le duele la espalda ya que se pone la bandeja de pan en la espalda y se va vender de casa en casa, pero en ocasiones entrega pedido y siempre trata de tenerlo a tiempo.
Uno de sus sueños y metas es modernizar su equipo de trabajo ya que así no se va calentar tanto y tampoco se va cansar mucho ya que por su edad se cansa un poco.
Uno de sus retos también es engrandecer su negocio tener empleados para hacer mas pan y entregar en mas comunidades vecinas a parte de rió grande.
También nos dice que su crédito lo va utilizar para la compra de más ingredientes para la elaboración de pan como es: levadura, leche, royal, azucar, mantequilla y manteca.
También el crédito le ayuda para mejorar su casa ya que con sus ganancias a podido componer su casa para que este mas resistente.
Esta muy agradecida con fundacion por ayudarla par que su vida mejore y pueda cumplir sus sueños y sus metas.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Zoila- quien se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Margarita Rogelia- se dedica a la venta de pan.
Lucina- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Maria- se dedica a brindar servicios de carpintería.
Inés Aurelia- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Candelaria- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Amalia- se dedica a la venta de pan.
Beatriz- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Micaela- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Josefa- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Isabel- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Margarita- se dedica a la venta de pan.
Le dan las gracias a fundacion por ayudar a la gente mixteca.

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
  • 9
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,731,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Mariposas Group's $7,625 loan helped a member to purchase ingredients for making food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 12, 2012
Listed
Apr 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 26, 2012