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Jicayan Group
In this Group: Albina, Rosa, Juana, Sofia, Maria Magdalena*, Elena Epifania, Catalino, Elvira, Leonarda*, Gisela, Adela
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This group is called Jícayan because all of its members are from the village of Jícayan which means "place where jícaras (calabashes) are produced". This is a village which is inhabited by Mixtec indigenous people. It is a village whose inhabitants work making handicrafts on looms such as 'enaguas' (traditional skirts) and napkins.

This group has 11 members who all work in different businesses. Albina and Elana make 'enaguas' (traditional skirts), Rosa and Sofia sell 'antojitos' (traditional Mexican snacks), Juana, Maria and Leonarda sell groceries, Elvira, Gisela and Adela make napkins and Catalino makes pizzas.

This group's representative is Rosa H. M. who is married to Jacobo Hernández and has two children who are attending elementary school. She requested this loan so that she could buy supplies such as corn for making tortillas, meat, tomatoes, chilis, etc. since she sells snacks such as golden chicken tacos, beef tacos and enchiladas in the elementary school in her village.

Another of the group's members is Juana Jiménez Gómez who is married to Rogelio H., a farmer. They have three children who are in school. Juana's business is making napkins and traditional skirts using a backstrap loom. This is an activity that she learned when she was very young since it was an inheritance from her ancestors. It has helped her to cover her family expenses. This is a very laborious task but the result is very beautiful and her handicrafts are recognized throughout the region. Many people in this region wear these skirts.

Juana tells us that her sales have done very well and she has sold more products since she requested this loan. The loan helped her to buy more materials that she needs to make her products such as blankets, colored threads, cotton threads, etc. Her most important dream is for her children to have a profession so that they have better opportunities in life.

The members of this group are very humble and simple but also very hard working. They are grateful to Fundación Realidad for the support that they have offered them with this loan.
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Grupo “Jícayan” llamado así porque todas las personas que integran este grupo son D. esta localidad que significa “lugar que produce jícaras (tazas)”, es una localidad habitada por indígenas mixteco, además que es una localidad que se dedica a la elaboración D. artesanías D. telares como enaguas y servilletas. Este grupo esta formado por 11 personas que se dedican a diferentes actividades Albina y Elena (elaboración D. enaguas), Rosa y Sofía (venta D. antojitos), Juana, María y Leonarda (venta D. abarrotes), Elvira, Gisela y Adela (elaboración D. servilletas) y Catalino (elaboración D. pizzas).
La representante D. este grupo es la señora Rosa H. M. quien esta casada con el señor Jacobo Hernández, tiene 2 hijos que estudian la primaria. Ella solicito el préstamo para poder comprar insumos como son maíz para las tortillas, carne, jitomate, chile y entre otros ya ella se dedica a la venta D. antojitos como son tacos dorados D. pollo, tacos D. res y enchiladas. Sus ventas las realiza en la primaria D. su localidad.
Otras D. las integrantes del grupo es la señora Juana Jiménez Gómez esta casada con el señor Rogelio H. quien se dedica al campo, tiene 3 hijos que estudian , Juana se dedica a la elaboración D. servilletas y naguas con la técnica D. telar en cintura una actividad que aprendió desD. muy joven ya que ha sido herencia D. sus antepasados, el cual le ah ayudado a sobresalir adelante con L. gastos D. su familia, ya es un actividad que es muy laboriosa pero el resultado es muy bonito ya que son artesanías reconocidas en la regio y que sirven D. vestimenta para muchas personas D. esta región. Ella comenta que le ah ido muy bien en sus ventas ya que ah vendido un poco mas desD. que solicitó el préstamo ya que este le ayudo para poder comprar mas materiales que necesita para su elaboración como son: mantas, hiL. D. colores, hiL. D. algodón, entre otros.
Su sueño mas anhelado es que sus hijos tengan una profesión para que le día D. mañana tengan mejores oportunidades.
Las personas que integran este grupo son muy humilD. y sencillas pero muy trabajadoras ellas están agradecida con las Fundacion por el apoyo que les brindan con el préstamo.

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
  • 40
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jicayan Group's $4,025 loan helped a member to buy supplies for making snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2011
Apr 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2011