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Santa Catarina Group
In this Group: Cecilia, Leticia, Tomasa, Cristina, Teresa, Raquel, Rogelia , Claudia, Felicitas, Margarita, Efigenea Irene

Update on Santa Catarina Group

This group is called Santa Catarina. It is made up of eleven indigenous women who speak the Mixteco language. They are proud of their jobs and their small community.

The group representative is Raquel, who is twenty-five. She is a hardworking, honest person, who wants to get ahead every day and help her family. She has worked selling clothes for three years and her business gives her good earnings so she can have extra money. She is happily married to Gerardo who has worked planting corn for seven years. She has three children: Luz Violeta, who is seven and in the second grade. Juan Gerardo is four and in the second year of pre-school, and Rosa Cristina is three and in the first year of pre-school.

She tells us that she asked for the loan to buy more young peoples' clothing such as pants, skirts, blouses and t-shirts.

The other members are:
Cecilia-she sells Mexican snacks.
Leticia-she sells artisanal clothing.
Tomasa –she sells Mexican snacks.
Cristina-she sells Mexican snacks.
Teresa-she sells Mexican snacks..
Rogelia-she sells clothes.
Claudia-she sells artisanal embroidered clothes.
Felicitas-she sells Mexican snacks.
Margarita-she sells milk.
Epifania Irene-she sells Mexican snacks..

They are thankful for the help people have given to the Mixteca people who want to give a better life to their families.
View original language description ↓
Este grupo se llama Santa Catarina ,esta formado por once mujeres indígenas que hablan el idioma mixteco ,son personar orgullosas de su trabajo y de su pequeña comunidad.
La representante de este grupo es la señora Raquel de veinte cinco años de edad ,una persona trabajadora ,honesta con deseos de superarse cada día y ayudar a su familia.
Ella se dedica a la venta de ropa desde hace tres años ya que su negocio le deja buenas ganancias y así puede tener un dinero extra.
Esta felizmente casada con el señor Gerardo quien se dedica a la siembra de maíz desde hace siete años.
Tiene la cantidad de tres hijos: Luz Violeta de siete años de edad que cursa segundo año de la escuela primaria , Juan Gerardo de cuatro años de edad que cursa segundo año del Kinder y Rosa Cristina de tres año de edad que cursa primer año de Kinder.
Ella nos cuenta que pidió el préstamo para la compra de mas ropa juvenil como son: pantalones, faldas blusas y playeras.
Las otras integrantes del grupo son:
Cecilia-que se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Leticia-que se dedica a la venta de ropa artesanal.
Tomasa –que se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Cristina-que se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Teresa-que se dedica ala venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Rogelia-que se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Claudia-que se dedica a la venta de bordados de prendas artesanales.
Felicitas-que se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Margarita-que se dedica a la venta de leche.
Epifania Irene-que se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.

Le dan las gracias por ayudar ala gente mixteca con deseos de darle una mejor vida a sus familias.

Previous Loan Details

"SANTA CATARINA” This group is maD. up of 10 indigenous women from Santa Catarina Mechoacan, Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s called Santa Catarina after the Virgin of Santa Catarina who is the town’s patron saint. Mich-huacán means: “Place of Fishermen.” Its etymology: Michin=Fish, hua=possessive, Ca... More from Santa Catarina Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,556,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Catarina Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 5, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012