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Central Dos Group
In this Group: Elena , Maria Guadalupe , Gloria Itzayana, Reynalda , Martha Angélica
The group, “Central Dos,” is made up of five entrepreneurial, hardworking women, all of whom are from the city of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, which is known for its rich cuisine. One of the traditional dishes is an iguana stew, and another is chicatana tacos (red ant tacos).

All the members of the group have worked at the central bus station in their community for over ten years, since the creation of the station. Elena is the representative of this group. She is 36 years old, and makes a living selling traditional Mexican foods, such as enchiladas, quesadillas, pizzas and tortas. She has been selling food for 13 years, and before she began working in the bus station, she sold food in the streets of her community.

One of her reasons for starting her food sales business was her lack of education and therefore her inability to find work. She was a single mother who needed a way to feed her three kids, Miguel, Rubí and Gabriel. Her children help her make and sell food when they finish school in the afternoon, and they offer food items to the drivers and passengers who pass through the terminal.

At seven in the evening, when the vans and buses make their final trips and the station closes, Elena and her children clean their food stand and the surrounding area, so that the next day their customers will find the place clean and orderly. Elena is grateful for the support she has received from Fundación Realidad (Reality Foundation), and she plans to utilize the support from the loan to purchase ingredients for making traditional Mexican food dishes.

The other group members are:

Maria Guadalupe – food sales
Gloria Itzayana – food sales
Reynalda – food sales
Martha Angélica – food sales

The groups members are thankful to Fundación Realidad for their support.

***This photo was taken at the bus terminal, where there are always many people buying and selling various goods, and those people appear in the background of the group photo. However, the group members are the only people who are looking at the camera (except for the girl who drinking juice; she is Maria Guadalupe’s daughter. Maria Guadalupe is the woman at the far right in the photo).
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Este grupo se llama Central Dos, está integrado por cinco mujeres trabajadoras y emprendedoras.
Todas ellas son originarias de la Ciudad de Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, una comunidad rica en gastronomía uno de sus platillos es el caldo de iguana y tacos de chicatana (hormiga roja).
Todas las integrantes de este grupo trabajan en la central camionera de su comunidad desde hace diez años, que fue cuando se fundo la central.
La representante de este grupo es la señora Elena de treinta y seis años de edad, quien se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos como enchiladas, quesadillas, pizzas y tortas.
Dice que lleva vendiendo trece años, y que anteriormente vendía sus antojitos mexicanos en las calles de su comunidad.
Una de las razones por las cuales decidió vender comida es por que no estudió y no encontraba trabajo, pero necesitaba darles de comer a sus hijos ya que es madre soltera; tiene tres hijos Miguel, Rubí y Gabriel quienes les ayudan saliendo de la escuela, mientras ella esta en el puesto, ellos van a ofrecerle comida a los choferes y a los pasajeros.
A las siete de la tarde, ya cuando es el último recorrido de las camionetas y se cierra la central sus hijos y doña Elena recogen lo que utilizaron y dejan limpio para que al día siguiente vuelva otra vez a vender y sus clientes encuentren el local limpio.
Una de las cosas que la hacen sentir bien es la ayuda que le ha dado fundacion, ya que va a poder comprar más ingredientes para la elaboración de antojitos mexicanos.

Las otras integrantes del grupo son:

Maria Guadalupe- quien se dedica a la venta de comida.
Gloria Itzayana-quien se dedica a la venta de comida.
Reynalda-quien se dedica a la venta de comida.
Martha Angélica-quien se dedica a la venta de comida.

Le dan las gracias a fundacion por ayudar a todas las mujeres.

***Esta foto se tomó en una central camionera, donde siempre hay mucha gente en los comercios, es por eso que se puede ver a más personas cerca de las integrantes del grupo. Sin embargo, los miembros son solamente quienes están mirando a la cámara (excepto la niña que está tomando jugo, ya que ella es hija de la señora Maria Guadalupe y la señora que está a la derecha, quien es conocida de las integrantes).



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
  • 4
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,349,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Central Dos Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to purchase ingredients for making food items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 24, 2012
Listed
May 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012