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Bordados Mazahuas Group
In this Group: Maria Soledad, Olivia , Juliana, Mario
The group "Bordados Mazahuas" consists of three hardworking and responsible women and one man. All of them live in the community of San Pablo Tlachichilpa where the residents engage in agriculture. In addition, this region is a Mazahua area. The name was chosen by a person who finally decided to leave the group. This person produced embroideries, therefore the name was created (for the "bordados" [embroideries] produced by Sra. Vicenta and because she is from a Mazahua area).


Doña Soledad says that she is 59 years old. Unfortunately, she is already a widow since her husband died a short time ago. She raises and sells animals, such as chickens and sheep. Doña Soledad has been in this business for 31 years and began working because she wanted to help her husband cover the household expenses such as education, food, shoes, and other needs. Her greatest difficulty is the lack of feed, such as fodder and corn, since these products are very expensive due to drought and the lack of rain required to achieve a good crop harvest. Doña Soledad says that one time she had to withdraw her savings from the bank in order to buy feed for her animals. However, this did not discourage her at all since her goal is to buy a calf that she can keep at her house. Even though her sales have done very well, she still wants a calf. She also explains that a loan has been a great help to her on several occasions when buying fodder, corn, and feed. When she sells, her profits are used to buy food, shoes, and clothing for herself and her daughter who is still dependent on her.


Regarding the other members, they will invest in their respective business activities:
• Olivia and Juliana will buy chickens.
• Don Mario, the only man in the group, will buy sheep.

View original language description ↓
El grupo "Bordados Mazahuas" está integrado por tres mujeres todas muy trabajadoras y responsables y un hombre. Todos ellos viven en una comunidad llamada San Pablo Tlachichilpa una comunidad donde las personas se dedican a la agricultura. Además, la región es una zona mazahua. El nombre del grupo lo eligió una persona que finalmente decidió salir de la asociación, esta persona se dedicaba a la elaboración de bordados, de allí el nombre (por los bordados que elaboraba la señora Vicenta y porque pertenecen a una zona mazahua). Doña Soledad nos cuenta que tiene 59 años ya es una mujer viuda ya que su esposo desafortunadamente hace poco murió. Ella se dedica la cría y venta de animales como pollos y borregos, en la actividad lleva ya 31 años y la inició porque quería ayudar a su esposo a solventar los gastos del hogar como educación, alimentos, zapatos, etc. La dificultad más grande que presenta Doña Soledad es la falta de alimento para comprar zacate y maíz, ya que los precios de estos productos están muy caros debido a la sequia y la falta de lluvias para obtener una buena cosecha de dichos productos. Doña Soledad comenta que una vez tuvo que sacar sus ahorros del banco para poder comprarles alimento a sus animales, aun así esto no la desanima en nada ya que su meta es comprar un becerro para tener un ahorro en casa. Aunque le va muy bien con las ventas, desea tener un becerro. Explica también, que las veces que ha estado dentro de un crédito le ha ayudado mucho, pues puede comprar zacate, maíz y alimento, pero también cuando vende, sus ganancias las utiliza para comprar comida, calzado y ropa para ella y para una hija que aún depende de ella. Acerca de los demás integrantes, ellos invertirán en sus respectivas actividades: Olivia y Juliana comprarán pollos y Don Mario, el único hombre del grupo, comprará borregos.

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.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 17
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  • $18,764,650
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  • 13.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bordados Mazahuas Group's $2,250 loan helped a member to buy chickens and sheep.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2012
Listed
May 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 28, 2012