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Uruapan Group
In this Group: Denia, Julia, Ana María , Paulina, Paulina , Hortencia , Delfina, Francisca Gaciela
This group is called Urupan, and is made up of eight indigenous women from a small community called Santa Rosa, where the majority of the women work growing papayas. One of the members of this group is Hortensia, who is 59 years old and is better known as Dona Tencha, and who has worked selling plants and flower pots for eight years. Dona Tencha says that what she likes best about her business is watering her plants and maintaining them well so that they can develop and above all fertilizing them so that they will not have pests. She says that she started her business by buying rosebushes first, and then with her earnings she bought more plants including anthuriums, gardenias, bromeliads and others. One of the things that is difficult in her business is fumigation, because it is a chemical product and fumigation must be done carefully so as not to damage the plant or breathe in the product which is unhealthy. She says that the most beautiful experience that she has in her work is when she goes to buy new plants, because she gets to know new places and more varieties of plants. She normally travels to the cities of Michoacan, Cuernavaca and Cuatla in other states within the country, but the plants that she likes best are those that she buys in Cuernavaca, Morelos, as they are the most cheerful and brilliant. Dona Tencha is requesting a loan to buy plants and flower pots to sell. The other members of the group are: Denia - who sells food. Julia - sells pharmaceutical medicines. Ana Maria - sells food. Paulina - sells food. Paulina - sells shoes from a catalogue. Delfina - sells shoes from a catalogue. Francisca Graciela - sells shoes from a catalogue. They thank Vision Fund for helping all women workers who want to expand their businesses.
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Este grupo se llama Urupan, esta conformado por ocho mujeres indígenas originarias de una pequeña comunidad llamada Santa Rosa donde la mayoría de las mujeres se dedica a la siembra de papayas.

Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Hortensia de 59 años de edad, mejor conocida como Doña Tencha, quien se dedica a la venta de plantas y macetas de barro desde hace ocho años.
Doña Tencha dice que lo más le gusta de su negocio es regar sus plantas y darles un buen mantenimiento para que puedan desarrollarse y sobre todo fertilizarlas para que no tengan plaga.
Dice que obtuvo su negocio comprando primeramente rosales y con sus ganancias, posteriormente compró más plantas como anturios, sura, zalia, gardenias, rosa coste, bromelia y bifen blanca.
Una de las cosas que se le dificulta en su negocio es la fumigación ya que es un producto químico y tiene que fumigar con mucho cuidado para no maltratar la planta y no respirar el producto ya que es malo para la salud.
Dice que la experiencia mas linda que tiene de su trabajo es cuando va comprar sus plantas pues conoce nuevos lugares y más variedades de plantas; normalmente viaja a las ciudades de Michoacán, Cuernavaca y Cuatla en otros estados del país, pero las plantas que más le gustan y que más vende son las que compra en Cuernavaca, Morelos ya que son mas alegres y brillantes. Doña Tencha pidió su crédito para comprar plantas y macetas para la venta.

Las otras integrantes de este grupo son:

Denia - quien se dedica a la venta de comida.
Julia - se dedica a la venta de medicamentos de farmacia.
Ana María – se dedica a la venta de comida.
Paulina - se dedica a la venta de comida.
Paulina - se dedica a la venta de calzado por catálogo.
Delfina - se dedica a la venta de calzado por catálogo.
Francisca Graciela - se dedica a la venta de calzado por catálogo.

Le dan las gracias a Vision Fund por ayudar a todas las mujeres trabajadoras con deseos de engrandecer su negocio.

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
  • 5
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,358,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 14.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD
Expired
A portion of Uruapan Group's $5,800 loan helped a member to buy plants and flower pots to sell.
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 29, 2012
Listed
Jun 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Jul 8, 2012