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Las Gardenias De Jamiltepec Group
In this Group: Adelfa , Luisa Raquel , María Adelfa , Idolina , Gaudencia , Elizabeth, Lucía , Soledad, Raquel, Catalina , Ana María , Rosa , Cristina , Adriana
This group is named The Jamiltepec Gardenias, it is made up of fourteen indigenous women originally from the state of Oaxaca called Santiago Jamiltepec, a land rich in traditions.

One of the members of this group is Mrs. Luisa Raquel, better known as Doña Raquel, she is 52 years old. Doña Raquel has sold plastic molds by catalogue for some 7 years, she is a street vendor. One of the things she enjoys most about her work is very good profits since she buys the products from the distributor and gets up to a 30% discount. Doña Raquel started this job thanks to her friend, Cecilia, who invited her to sell items by catalogue since it is a way for her to manage her own time without neglecting her daughter.

One of the most challenging experiences that Doña Raquel has faced is her daughters’ illness. Claudia is 25 years old and is mentally challenged. Doña Raquel mentions that her daughter is the motor that drives her to get ahead in life and to face all of her obstacles. For Raquel, one of the characteristics that she has to have for her work is to be a responsible, kind, knowledgeable, and overall active person. She considers herself to be a special person since she faces her problems with courage and does not give up easily. Raquel needs the loan to buy more plastic molds to sell since the packages that she buys cost about twenty-four hundred pesos, she will then have examples to show and which will help her convince customers to buy her products.

The other members of the group are:

Adelfa - sells bread
María Adelfa- sells Mexican treats.
Idolina- sells cheese.
Gaudencia- sells groceries.
Elizabeth- sells food.
Lucía- sells bread.
Soledad- sells cheese.
Raquel- sells refreshments.
Catalina- sells clothing.
Ana María- sells groceries.
Rosa- sells clothing.
Cristina- sells plastic merchandize.
Adriana- sells bread.

All of the members are grateful to Vision Fund for helping them invest in their businesses and to take better use of their earnings.

View original language description ↓
Este grupo se llama Las Gardenias de Jamiltepec y está conformando por catorce mujeres indígenas originarias de un pueblo del estado de Oaxaca llamado Santiago Jamiltepec, tierra rica en tradiciones.

Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Luisa Raquel, mejor conocida como Doña Raquel de cincuenta y dos años. Doña Raquel se dedica a la venta de moldes de plástico por catálogo desde hace siete años, es vendedora ambulante. Una de las cosas que más le gusta de su negocio es que le deja muy buenas ganancias y cuando ella compra los mismos productos con el distiubuidor, puede llegar a tener descuentos de 30%. Doña Raquel emprendió esta actividad gracias a su amiga Cecilia quien la invitó a unirse a las ventas por catálogo ya que es una forma de administrar su propio tiempo sin descuidar a su hija.

Una de las experiencias más fuertes para Doña Raquel, es enfrentar la enfermedad de su hija Claudia de veinticinco años de edad, quien sufre de retraso mental. Doña Raquel menciona que su hija Claudia es el motor que la mueve para seguir adelante y enfrentar todo sus obstáculos. Para Raquel, una de las características que debe tener para realizar ventas por catálog es ser responsable, amable, tener poder de convencimiento y, sobre todo, ser activa. Además, dice que se considera una persona especial por enfrentar los problemas con valentía y por el hecho de que no se deja vencer tan fácilmente. Raquel pidió su crédito para comprar más moldes de plástico para la venta ya que los paquetes que compra le cuestan aproximadamente dos mil cuatrocientos pesos; de esta forma podrá tener ejemplares para mostrar y ayudar a convencer a los clientes.

Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Adelfa - se dedica a la venta de pan.
María Adelfa- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Idolina- se dedica a la venta de quesos.
Gaudencia- se dedica a la venta de mercancía de abarrotes.
Elizabeth- se dedica a la venta de comida.
Lucía- se dedica a la venta de pan.
Soledad- se dedica a la venta de quesos.
Raquel- se dedica a la venta de refrescos.
Catalina- se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Ana María- se dedica a la venta de mercancía de abarrotes.
Rosa-se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Cristina- se dedica a la venta de plásticos.
Adriana- se dedica a la venta de pan.

Todas ellas le dan las gracias a Vision Fund por ayudarlas a invertir en su negocio y aprovechar mejor sus ganancias.

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
  • $18,125,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Gardenias De Jamiltepec Group's $4,425 loan helped a member buy plastic containers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 8, 2012
Listed
Jun 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 16, 2012