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Sini Titi San Andrés Group
In this Group: Teofila , Yesenia, Bianca , Nelida , Margarita , Maria , Vianney , Damián
This group is called Sini Titi San Andrés and is made up of eight indigenous people who are from a small town named San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca. It is a town full of dances and traditions. One of the typical dances is "las mascaritas" (the little masks), which they dance during the carnival, accompanied by the orchestra and it portrays some aspects of the life in their small towns.

Damián, who is thirty four years old, is the group's representative. He works selling medicinal herbs and he also cures people of fever, "espanto" (a sickness brought on by a great fright), and he cures children of anxiety. People from neighboring towns and from the community go to his home to receive his care and he cleans them with basil and eggs. He also has sold medicinal herbs for fifteen years. His mother was the one who taught him everything about this practice since she became a widow and it was through this means that she provided for him and his brothers.

Damián mentions that with the help of Vision Fund, he has been able to continue his business and he feels satisfied since with his work, he cures people so that they feel healthy. With the help of the loan, he's going to buy more medicinal herbs for his sale.

The other group members are:
Teofila - sells Mexican snacks
Yesenia - sells jewelry
Bianca - sells clothing
Nelida- sells Mexican snacks
Margarita - sells medicinal herbs
Maria - sells Mexican snacks
Vianney- sells Mexican snacks

All of them give thanks to Kiva and Vision Fund for helping hard-working people who want to succeed and achieve their goals.
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Este grupo se llama Sini Titi San Andrés, está conformado por ocho personas indígenas, originarias de un pequeño pueblo llamado San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca, es un pueblo lleno de danzas y tradiciones. Una de las danzas típicas es la de las mascaritas, que se baila en carnaval, acompañada de orquesta y recrea algunos aspectos de la vida de nuestros pueblos.

El señor Damián de treinta y cuatro años de edad es el representante del grupo, él se dedica a la venta de hierbas curativas, también cura a las personas de espanto, fiebre y a los niños los cura de coraje. Las personas de pueblos vecinos y de la comunidad van a su casa para recibir su ayuda limipiándolos con albahaca y huevos. También lleva vendiendo hierbas curativas desde hace quince años, y su mamá fue quien le enseñó todo sobre esta práctica ya que ella quedó viuda y a través de dicha actividad los mantenía a él y a sus hermanos.
Damián menciona que con la ayuda de Vision Fund ha podido seguir con su negocio, y él se siente satisfecho ya que con su trabajo cura a las personas para que se sientan sanos. Con la ayuda del préstamo va a comprar más hierbas curativas para su venta.

Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Teofila- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Yesenia- se dedica a la venta de bisutería.
Bianca-se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Nelida- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Margarita- se dedica a la venta de hierbas curativas.
Maria- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Vianney- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.

Todos ellos le dan las gracias a Kiva y Vision Fund por ayudar a las personas trabajadoras que desean sobresalir y cumplir sus metas.

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
  • 7
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,541,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sini Titi San Andrés Group's $3,150 loan helped a member to purchase medicinal herbs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012