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San Miguel Group
In this Group: Veronica, Herlinda, Margarita, Adelfa, Leonila, Margarita, Maria, Feliza Crispina, Francisca, Abelina , Lucia, Angelica, Delfina , Rosa *, Maria
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This group is called 'San Miguel' because the group's members are devotees of this saint. Also, their town is called San Miguel Tepelcingo. It is a very beautiful town where everybody speaks the indigenous language and most of the women work making napkins and tablecloths. This group is made up of 15 very hard-working women who embroider tablecloths and napkins.

This group's representative is 39 year-old Herlinda A. López who is married to Martín Barragán Mejia who works in agriculture. They have three children. Herlinda's business is embroidering tablecloths. She also sells tamales on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in order to make more income and help her husband with their household expenses.

27 year-old Verónica Hernández López is another member of this group. She is married to Bonifacio Hernández Hernández who works in agriculture. They have 3 young children and Verónica works embroidering napkins and tablecloths using a loom. It takes her several days to make each of these products. She tells us that lately her business has been doing very well. In order to sell her products, Verónica must travel to Pinotepa Nacional where she sells them in the market. This is one hour away from her town.

Verónica has been engaged in this business activity for 8 years. She inherited it from her mom since it is a technique that is passed down from generation to generation. Verónica dreams that her children will become professionals so that they will have better opportunities in life. She would also like to see her products sell internationally since they are beautiful handicrafts that are made with a lot of effort and dedication. Verónica uses the profits that she makes on her products to provide her family with money since her husband's income does not stretch far enough. As he works in agriculture, they don't make much money and sometimes there is only enough money for food. Verónica decided to make her products and sell them in order to help out.

The members of this group are grateful to everybody who supports Fundación so that they too can help lend to humble people who need it. The members of this group are as follows: Verónica, Leonila, Margarita, Maria López, Feliza, Francisca, Abelina, Lucia, Angélica, Delfina, Rosa, Maria and Margarita Hernández make napkins. 39 year-old Herlinda A. López buys supplies to make and sell tamales and 66 year-old Adelfa Avedaño J. buys soft drinks to sell.
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San Miguel se llama así porque las personas que integran el grupo son devotas a este santo, además de que su población se llama San Miguel Tetepelcingo, una población muy hermosa donde todas las personas hablan la lengua indígena, y la mayoría de las mujeres se dedican a al elaboración de servilletas y manteles, este grupo esta integrado por 15 mujeres muy trabajadoras que se dedican al bordado de manteles y servilletas.
La representante de este grupo es la señora Herlinda A. López de 39 años de edad quien esta casada con el señor Martín Barragán Mejia quien se dedica al campo, tiene 3 hijos.
Herlinda se dedica a la elaboración de bordado de manteles, también se dedica a vender tamales los días lunes, miércoles y viernes, para así poder tener más ingresos y poder ayudar a su esposo con los gastos de su casa.
Otra de las integrantes del grupo es la señora Verónica Hernández López de 27 años de edad quien esta casada con el señor Bonifacio Hernández Hernández quien se dedica al campo, tiene 3 hijos pequeños ella se dedica al bordado de servilletas y manteles con la técnica del telar, para realizar cada uno de estos productos se llevan varios días, ella comenta que últimamente le va muy bien, para que Verónica venda sus productos tiene que trasladarse a la Pinotepa Nacional para venderlo en el mercado que esta a un hora de distancia de su población. Verónica tiene 8 años realizando esta actividad ya que es una herencia que le dejo su mamá ya que esta técnica se va pasando de generación en generación. Ella sueña que sus hijos sean unos profesionistas para que así tengan mejores oportunidades. También de igual manera quisiera que sus productos se vendieran internacionalmente ya que son artesanías hermosas realizadas con mucho esfuerzo y dedicación. La ganancia que obtiene de sus productos es para aportar dinero en su familia ya que con lo que obtiene su esposo no es suficiente, como el se dedica al campo casi no obtienen dinero a veces solo hay para comer y es por ello que Verónica decido hacer sus productos y venderlos para así poderse ayudar.
Las personas de este grupo agradecen a todos los que apoyan a la fundacion para que así ellos de igual manera puedan ayudar a prestarles a gentes humildes que lo necesitan.
Las personas que integran este grupo son las siguientes:
Verónica, Leonila, Margarita, Maria López, Feliza, Francisca, Abelina, Lucia, Angélica, Delfina, Rosa, Maria, Margarita Hernández se dedican a la elaboración de servilletas.
Herlinda A. López: De 39 años de edad quien se dedica a la compra de insumos para la elaboración y venta de tamales.
Adelfa Avendaño J.: De 66 años de edad quien se dedica a la compra de refresco para la venta.

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

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Miguel Group's $3,600 loan helped a member to buy supplies for making and selling tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011