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Zarzamora Group
In this Group: Juan, Maria Julia, Hilaria, Rosalinda
The "Zarzamora" group is made up of three women and one man. All four belong to the Mazahua community which still maintains its native language (Mazahua), typical dress, holidays, and customs. The members of the community are very friendly but, above all, very hardworking. The majority of them earn a living by growing corn.

Juan, who is the group's representative, says that they chose the name "Zarzamora" for the group due to the fact that the area where he lived and spent his childhood has a lot of Zarzamora, a fruit typical to this region. In the area, the fruit is known as "Ro Gu" in the mother tongue.

Juan is 38 years old, and has been married to Veronica for 19 years. They have a family of five children, of whom four as still in school. Juan earns a living by fattening and selling sheep. He has been doing this for 8 years, and he says that his sheep reproduce quickly, and they sell fast. He buys them when they are small in order to raise and fatten them, typically for a period of 6 months. He sells them to people who sell the barbecued meat. He hasn't encountered any difficulties. He works during the year to grow corn and oats to ensure that his sheep have food. If they get sick, he takes them immediately to the vet for treatment.

Juan says, "I like this job very much since while I work and earn a living, my wife takes care of the sheep so that when they are fully grown, we can sell them and earn more income to improve our family's quality of life."

Juan, María Julia, Hilaria, and Rosalinda are very happy and grateful to VisionFund and KIVA, as due to the loan then can buy more sheep.
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El grupo “Zarzamora” está integrado por cuatro integrantes tres mujeres y un hombre todos ellos pertenecen a una comunidad mazahua en la cual aún conservan su lengua materna que es el mazahua, sus trajes típicos, sus fiestas y costumbres, Las personas de la comunidad son muy amables siempre pero sobretodo muy trabajadores la mayoría de ellos se dedican al cultivo de maíz. Don Juan quien es el representante del grupo platica que el nombre del grupo lo eligieron porque donde vivía y donde paso toda su infancia había mucha zarzamora era una fruta muy típica en ese lugar aunque en dicho lugar la llaman en su lengua materna “Ro Gu” por eso le pusieron ese nombre. Don Juan tiene 38 años de edad esta casado con la señora Verónica desde hace 19 años juntos han formado una familia con cinco niños de los cuales cuatro de ellos aun se encuentran estudiando. Él se dedica a la cría engorda y venta de borregos desde hace ya 8 años platica que inicio su actividad porque sus borregos se reproducen muy bien y rápido los vende. Los compra desde pequeños para criarlos y engordarlos por seis meses generalmente vende a personas que se dedican a vender barbacoa de borrego. Platica que no tiene ningún problema, trabaja durante todo un año en el cultivo de maíz y avena para tener seguro el alimento de sus borregos. Cuando llegan a enfermar inmediatamente acude con su veterinario para consultar el tratamiento de sus borregos. Don Juan comento “Me gusta mucho mi actividad porque mientras yo trabajo y estoy generando ingresos mi esposa se encarga de cuidarlos para cuando estén grande los puédanos vender y así obtener ingresos extras para mejorar su calidad de vida de su familia” Don Juan, María Julia, Hilaria, Rosalinda están muy contentos y agradecidos con VisionFund y KIVA porque gracias al crédito podrán comprar mas borreguitos

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
  • 10
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,730,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zarzamora Group's $3,150 loan helped a member to buy sheep and feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 13, 2013
Listed
Nov 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014