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El Atardecer Group
In this Group: Alejandrina , Ana Laura , Guadalupe, Zeferina , Audelia , Agustina , German Enrique
This group is called “El Atardecer” (Dusk) and it’s composed of seven hardworking, indigenous people who want to improve their own, their families’ and their fellow countrymen’s lives. All are from Pinotepa Nacional. For them, their location is a land of humble, hardworking people with the desire of improving their children’s future. The local style of dress is huipil [traditional embroidered blouse] and apron and the men wear unbleached cotton pants.

One of the group members is Agustina, 49. She’s noted for being an unassuming, humble person with a desire to help her family.

Doña Tina, as her group members call her, has been making “memelitas de manteca” (Mexican snack) for the last 20 years. For her, her business is one of the best gifts God has given her; she works with love and dedication.

She tells us that she rises very early, at four in the morning. She washes her corn and grinds it for masa since she has a mill at home (shown in the photo). Then, she takes her lard and coffee to the market accompanied by her husband, Javier, and her daughter, Guadalupe.

Arriving at the market she prepares the dough in a large tray and adds the lard and salt. Then she puts the coffee on the fire while she prepares the memelitas de Manteca. Her daughter, Guadalupe, goes out to sell them among the stands in the market.

At six in the morning one of her coworkers, Audelia, arrives to help her make the memelitas while Doña Tina heads out to sell them at the entrance to the market; she takes her tray of memelitas and her jug of coffee.

She tells us that she enjoys her business very much; it’s something that she loves very much and that has helped her provide a better life for her family.

She requested the loan to buy more ingredients to make the memelitas like: two sacks of sugar, one bag of coffee because she sells coffee to go with the memelitas, ten bags of corn, three tubs of lard and two loads of firewood.

She comments that she’s very grateful to the Fundación for helping all the indigenous people and workers who earn their daily bread with their work to provide for their families.

The other group members are:

Alejandrina-sells food.
Ana Laura-sells soft-drinks.
Guadalupe-sells Mexican fast food snacks.
Zeferina-sells perfume.
Audelia- sells Mexican fast food snacks.
German Enrique –sells costume jewelry.

They thank the Fundación for helping all the humble, hardworking women with the desire to improve their lives.
View original language description ↓
Este grupo se llama El Atardecer esta conformado por siete personas trabajadoras indígenas con deseos de mejorar su vida la de sus familias y paisanos.
Todos son originarios de Pinotepa Nacional para ellos su localidad es tierra de gente humilde trabajadora con deseos de mejorar el futuro de sus hijos.
La vestimenta de la localidad son huipiles y mandil y en los hombres pantalón de manta.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Agustina de cuarenta y nueve años de edad, ella se caracteriza por ser una persona sencilla, humilde y con deseos de ayudar a su familia.
Doña Tina como mejor la conocen sus compañeros de grupo se dedica a la elaboración y venta de memelitas (mexican snak) de manteca desde hace veinte años, para ella su negocio es uno de los regalos mas lindos que le ha dado Dios, ella trabaja con amor y dedicación.
Nos cuenta que se levanta muy temprano a las cuatro de la mañana, lava su nixtamal y muele su masa ya que cuenta con un molino en su casa (el que se muestra en la foto), después se lleva su manteca y su café al mercado y la acompaña su esposo Javier y su hija Guadalupe.
Llegando al mercado prepara su masa pone su masa en una bandeja grande e instala la manteca y sal, después pone su café en la lumbre mientras ella hace las memelitas de manteca, su hija Guadalupe sale ha vender a los locales que se encuentran dentro del mercado.
A las seis de la mañana llega una de sus compañeras de trabajo la señora Audelia quien le ayuda a hacer las memelitas mientras doña Tina se va a vender las memelitas en la entrada del mercado lleva su bandeja de memelitas y su jarra con café.
Nos dice que disfruta mucho su negocio es algo que quiere mucho y que le ayudado ha darle una mejor vida a su familia.
Ella pidió el crédito para la compra de más ingredientes para la elaboración de memelitas como es: dos sacos de azúcar, una costalilla de café, pues vende café para acompañar las memelitas, diez costalillas de maíz tres tambos de manteca y dos cargas de leños.
Nos comenta que esta muy agradecida con fundación por ayudara todas las personas indígenas y trabajadoras que se ganan el pan con trabajo para dárselo a sus familias.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Alejandrina-quien se dedica a la venta de comida.
Ana Laura-quien se dedica a la venta de refrescos.
Guadalupe-quien se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Zeferina-quien se dedica a la venta de perfumes.
Audelia-quien se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
German Enrique -quien se dedica a la venta de bisutería.

Le dan las gracias a fundación por ayudar a todas las mujeres trabajadoras e humildes con deseos de mejor sus vidas.

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
  • 8
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,541,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Atardecer Group's $5,175 loan helped a member to buy ingredients and coffee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 20, 2012
Listed
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 16, 2012