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Las Mazahuas Group
In this Group: Raquel, Claudia , Maribel , Ma Paula , Ma Nieves, Ariana, Esther, Felisa, María Del Carmen, Karina
The “Las Mazahuas” group has worked together for many years with the communal bank and comprises women who have always tried to give their families the best. Their group name was chosen because the mother tongue of many of the women is mazua. One of the members is Claudia, who is 54 and has been married to Francisco for 35 years. Together, they form a family with their 9 children, 3 of which still depend on Claudia and Francisco. Claudia breeds and fattens dairy cows: she buys them as calves, raises them and fattens them up; once they're ready for breeding, they mate with a bull; and when the calf is born, the cow will produce milk. This time Claudia is requesting a loan to buy a cow and cattle feed. Claudia says she started breeding cattle 30 years ago and she initiated this business in order to help out with the household expenses and the education of her children. Claudia comments, "since I was little, I enjoyed watching the birth of calves". Claudia's difficulties are many, like lack of cattle feed that she can't afford to buy in large quantities, and the income she loses when a cow gets sick and dies. Despite all of this, Claudia is enthusiastic and hard working and that's exactly why her goal is to own many dairy cows that will produce big quantities that she can sell to more people, and eventually make cheese with her cows' milk. All of Claudia's earnings would be put toward supporting her daughters who are currently students and who want to finish their professional studies. Each of her daughters has a different dream. The other members of the group also hope to succeed and that's why they're requesting this loan. The loan will be invested in their businesses: Raquel and Maribel will buy pigs for breeding; Nieves, Paula and Karina will buy sheep for breeding and selling; Esther will buy calves for breeding, fattening up and selling; Carmen will invest in her grocery store; Ariana will invest in jewelry; and Felisa will buy turkey for breeding and selling. The group is very happy with and grateful to the communal bank, which has been a big help in improving their quality of life.
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“Las Mazahuas” es un grupo que lleva varios años trabajando con la institución son mujeres que siempre han tratado de darle lo mejor a su familia. Eligieron el nombre porque dicen que son mujeres cuya lengua materna es el mazahua. Doña Claudia, una de las integrantes, tiene 54 años de edad está casada con el señor Francisco desde hace 35 años y juntos han formado una familia con nueve hijos solo tres de ellos aun dependen de Doña Claudia y Don Francisco. Doña Claudia se dedica a la cría y engorda de vacas lecheras, las compra desde pequeñas las crece y engorda cuando ya están bien para que sean preñadas por un buey macho hace que sus vacas sean preñadas para que cuando nazca el becerro la vaca produzca leche, esta vez Doña Claudia esta solicitando el crédito para comprar una vaca lechera y su alimento Doña Claudia platica que desde hace 30 años inicio con la crianza de sus vacas y la inicio porque quería apoyar con los gastos del hogar y la educación de sus hijos. La señora Claudia comento “Desde niña me gustaba cuidar y ver como nacían los becerros” aunque las dificultades de Doña Claudia son grandes como la falta de alimento para sus vacas no puede comprar en cantidades grandes ya que es muy caro, pero también cuando sus vacas se enferman y mueren para la señora Claudia es una pérdida de ganancias, a pesar de esto Doña Claudia es una mujer muy entusiasta y trabajadora es por eso mismo que su meta es llegar a tener tantas vacas lecheras que produzcan en cantidades grandes para poder vender a más personas, poder llegara a elaborar queso con la misma leche de sus vacas, ya que con todas sus ganancias podría seguir apoyando a sus hijas que aun están estudiando y quieren terminar su carrera profesional porque cada una de ellas tiene sueños diferentes. Las integrantes del grupo también desean superarse es por eso que están solicitando el crédito para invertirle en sus actividades productivas como las señoras Raquel y Maribel compraran cerdos para cria. Nieves, Paula y Karina compraran borregos para cria y su venta, Esther comprara becerros para su cria y engorda para su venta, Carmen invertirá en su tienda de abarrotes, Ariana invertirá en bisutería y Felisa comprara guajolotes para cria y venta. El grupo esta muy contento y agradecido con la institución por el crédito otorgado y que para estas mujeres a sido de gran ayuda para mejorar la calidad de vida de nuestros clientes.

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.

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About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,739,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Mazahuas Group's $6,125 loan helped a member to buy a cow and cattle feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2012
Listed
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013