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Las Estrellas Group
In this Group: Maria Flora , Esther, Rosalia, Agustina , Margarita Teresa , Leovigilda , Ondina, Bernardo
This group is called Las Estrellas [The Stars], and consists of eight hard-working and humble people who wish to enlarge their businesses.
The people in this group are from Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, where most of the citizens speak Mixtec [an indigenous language].
The typical food in the region includes barbecue, mole [dishes made with a chile sauce], and iguana tamales.
Some of the local crafts are: cooking pots and griddles, along with decorative copal burners and animal figures.
One of the group’s members is Esther, who is twenty-nine years old. She is a happy and hard-working woman.
Esther makes and sells hand-crafted blouses, and she also makes pants, dresses, and cloth dressing gowns.
She says that she has been doing embroidery for five years, and sewing for ten years. She likes her business because she is doing the thing she enjoys most.
She has two children, Alexis and Ander, who are her biggest treasures. She is a single mother, but her business has helped her to be able to provide her children with a better life.
She has more work during the town festival of February 15 since women ask her to make outfits for them.
She has requested the loan to purchase more merchandise so she can make blouses and dressing gowns. Some of these items are cloth, ribbons, colored thread, buttons, and dyed cloth.
The other members of the group are:
Maria Flora – she sells embroidery
Resalia – she sells Mexican sweets
Agustina – she sells handicrafts
Margarita Teresa – she sells fish
Leovigilda – she sells food
Ondina – she sells food
Bernardo – he sells meats
They are thankful to the Foundation for helping them to improve their lives and to be able to enlarge their businesses.
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Este grupo se llama Las Estrellas y está conformado por ocho personas trabajadoras y humildes con deseos de engrandecer sus negocios.
Las personas de este grupo son originarias de Jamiltepec, Oaxaca donde la mayoría de sus ciudadanos hablan el idioma mixteco.
Las comidas típicas de la región son la barbacoa, mole y tamales de iguana.
algunas de sus artesanías son: son los catarros ollas y cómales entre la decorativa encontramos quemadores de copal y figuras de animales.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Esther de veintinueve años de edad, una señora trabajadora y alegre.
Doña Esther se dedica a la venta y elaboración de blusas artesanales y a la elaboración de pantalones, vestidos y batas de tela.
Comenta que lleva bordando cinco años y cosiendo diez años, le gustan mucho sus negocios por que hace lo que más le gusta.
Tiene dos hijos Alexis y Ander sus mas grandes tesoros, es madre soltera pero con su negocio les ha podido dar una mejor vida a sus hijos.
Donde tiene mas trabajo es el 15 de febrero que es la fiesta del pueblo ya que las señoras van para que les haga su traje.
Ella pidió el crédito para la compra de mas mercancía para la elaboración de blusas batas como son manta, listones hilos de colores, botones y manta de color.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Maria Flora- se dedica a la venta de bordados.
Resalia- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Agustina- se dedica a la venta de artesanías.
Margarita Teresa- se dedica a la venta de pescados.
Leovigilda- se dedica a la venta de comida.
Ondina- se dedica a la venta de comida.
Bernardo- se dedica a la venta de carnes.

Le dan las gracias a fundacion por ayudarlos para que su vida mejoren y puedan engrandecer sus negocios.

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
  • 60
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Estrellas Group's $1,525 loan helped a member to purchase materials to make hand-crafted clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2012
May 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 30, 2012