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Cerro Mojarra Group
In this Group: Maria Del Refugio, Agustina , Maria Magdalena, Blanca Esthela, Carmen Linda, Candido , Araceli, Laura, Rosa Isela , David , Braulio , Maria De Jesus, Jovita
In the Cerro Mojarra [Small Fry Fish Hill] community there is a group made up of 13 people. In this community one of the main sources of employment is fishing since there is a lagoon in this town.

The members of the group are: Maria del Refugio (selling fish), Agustina (selling bread), Maria Magdalena (selling perfume), Blanca Esthela (baking), Carmen Linda (selling fish), Candido (selling fish), Araceli (selling snacks), Laura (selling fish), Rosa Isela (selling clothes), David (tailor shop), Braulio (selling groceries), Maria de Jesus (selling fish), Jovita (selling groceries).

Doña Maria del Refugio is 63 years old, she did not go to school, is single and currently lives alone because her children are married. Doña Cuco (as they call her in her community), says she grew up in this community and since she was very young learnt from her parents to work hard to move ahead. She has been selling mojarra [small fry fish] for more than 30 years. She says that it is in this town that she took care of her kids and taught them how to fish. Doña Cuco makes her sales in nearby communities, in some occasions she makes mole [traditional mexican sauce] paste and also is raising some lambs.

She says "I have worked since I was young to make sure my family is allright and that we have a little money to get by. There is no other way but working hard and putting the effort to move ahead". She will invest this credit to buy mojarra and then resell it. She is hoping that in the future she will be able to finish building her home and wants to keep working to get ahead.
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En la comunidad de Cerro Mojarra existe un grupo integrado por 13 personas, en esta comunidad una de las principales fuentes de empleo es la pesca ya que en este pueblo hay una laguna.

Los integrantes del grupo son: Maria del Refugio venta de pescado, Agustina venta de pan, Maria Magdalena venta de perfumes, Blanca Esthela reposteria, Carmen Linda venta de pescado, Candido venta de pescado, Araceli venta de antojitos, Laura venta de pescado, Rosa Isela venta de ropa, David taller de costura, Braulio venta de abarrotes, Maria de Jesus venta de pescado, Jovita venta de abarrotes.

Doña Maria del Refugio tiene la edad de 63 años, no estudio, es soltera y actualmente vive sola ya que sus hijos estan casados, Doña Cuco(como la llaman en su comunidad), platica que se crió en esta comunidad y desde muy pequeña aprendió de sus padres atrabajar para salir adelante, ella se dedica a la venta de mojara desde hace mas de 30 años. Comenta que en este mismo lugar crió a sus hijos y les enseño el oficio de la pesca. Doña Cuco realiza sus ventas de pescado en comunidades vecinas, en algunas ocasiones hace pasta de mole y también tiene algunos borregos en crianza. Ella comentó "yo he trabajado desde joven siempre para ver que mi familia este bien y tengamos nuestro dinerito para irla pasando no hay de otra solo trabajar duro y echarle muchas ganas para salir adelante". Ella invertirá este crédito en la compra de mojarra para salir a venderla posteriormente. Ella espera a futuro continuar terminar la construcción de su casa y seguir trabajando para salir adelante.

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,574,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cerro Mojarra Group's $6,125 loan helped a member to buy and sell fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013