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Las Violetas 1 Group
In this Group: Ines Lourdes , Alma Rosa , Margarita , Maria De Jesus , Julia *, Virginia Ines , Mayran Nallely , Laura Catalina , Maribel , Esther
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This group is called Violetas 1 and is made up of ten hardworking and humble women that make a living doing different economic activities. They are from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, where engraved machetes are made. Pinotepa Nacional means "towards the crumbling hill."

One of the members of the group is fifty-year-old Virginia Ines. She's a happy, humble, and very hardworking woman. Ms. Viki, as she's better known, has made a living selling sweets for four years. She tells us that she loves her job a lot because it took her a lot to grow it. She also sells ice cream treats, potato chips, soft drinks, pork cracklings, and fruit with chile. She sets up her table and merchandise, and as there is an elementary school near her home, children buy sweets from her at recess and stop by to buy sweets after school finished. She really likes to spend time with children and treat them well since they are her biggest customers and they are happy with her. She achieved having this business by first buying soft drinks and a few sweets, and with these earnings she bought more and more sweets. With the help of the foundation she achieved buying more merchandise, sweets, and fruit for the children.

She says that her business leaves her with good earnings. This makes her happy because her job is one of the nicest things she has. She requested the loan to buy more sweets, soft drinks, juice, potato chips, pork cracklings, popcorn, and fruit to sell. She is very happy that the foundation is helping her improve her business and quality of life.

The other members of the group are:

Ines Lourdes, who makes a living selling food.
Alma Rosa, who makes a living selling books.
Margarita, who makes a living selling books.
Maria de Jesus, who makes a living selling bread.
Julia, who makes a living selling sweets.
Mayran Nallely, who makes a living selling curtains.
Laura Catalina, who makes a living selling soft drinks.
Maribel, who makes a living selling clothing.
Esther, who makes a living selling catalogs.

She thanks the foundation for helping all the hardworking women.
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Este grupo se llama Violetas 1 esta conformado por diez mujeres trabajadoras y humildes que se dedican a diferentes actividades económicas.
Son originarias de Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca donde la se elaboran los machetes grabados Pinotepa Nacional se significa “hacia el cerro desmoronado”.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Virginia Ines de cincuenta años de edad es una señora alegre humilde y muy trabajadora.
Doña Viki como mejor la conocen se dedica a la venta de dulces desde hace cuatro años nos dice que le ama mucho su trabajo por que le costo mucho engrandecerlo.
Vende también lo que es bolis, sabritas, refrescos, chicharrones y frutas con chile pone su mesa y su mercancía y como cerca de su casa hay una escuela primaria los niños cuando salen al recreo le compran los dulces y cuando salen de clases pasan a comprar sus dulces, le gusta mucho convivir con los niños y tratarlos bien ya que ellos son sus mas grandes clientes y ellos están contentos con ella.
Ella logro tener este negocio comprando primero lo que con refrescos y un poco de dulces y con esas ganancias fue comprando mas y mas dulces y con la ayuda de fundacion logro comprar mas mercancía y mas dulces y frutas para los niños.
Dice que su negocio le deja buenas ganancias y eso la hace muy feliz por que su trabajo es una de las cosas mas lindas que tiene.
Pidió el préstamo para la compra de más dulces, refrescos, jugos, sabritas, chicharrones, palomitas y frutas para la venta.
Esta muy contenta ya que fundacion le ayudado a mejorar su negocio y sus nivel de vida.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son
Ines Lourdes- se dedica a la venta de comida.
Alma Rosa- se dedica a la venta de libros.
Margarita- se dedica a la venta de libros.
Maria de Jesus – se dedica a la venta de pan.
Julia- se dedica ala venta de dulces.
Mayran Nallely- se dedica a la venta de cortinas.
Laura Catalina- se dedica a la venta de refrescos.
Maribel- se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Esther- se dedica a la venta de catálogos.

Le dan las gracias a fundacion por ayudara a todas las mujeres trabajadoras.

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
  • 96
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,574,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Violetas 1 Group's $4,800 loan helped a member to buy sweets to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 29, 2012