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San Marcos Group
In this Group: Saturnina, Victor , Marina, Columba

Update on San Marcos Group

Sra. Saturnina is 33 years old and in a common-law relationship with her husband. They have a 14-year-old son who is not in school. Saturnina makes pottery, such as casserole dishes and cooking vessels. She is requesting her loan so that she can buy clay, firewood, and glaze. Saturnina learned this business 20 years ago as a young woman from her grandparents who worked with clay. She watched and learned how these items were made. Her business is important because it enables her family to get ahead. The money from her business sales pay for food and reinvestment into her business. She feels proud whenever her products, such as casserole dishes and pots, turn out to be beautiful. Her husband and children help with the clay.

Saturnina's business is well-known because of the quality of the products she makes in her community. She will use her earnings to pay for all of the food her family consumes every day and part of the money will be used to buy sheets of cardboard to use around the house. Saturnina is happy with the loan she will receive so that she can buy the materials for her work.

The members of this group would like to tell Kiva and Fundación Realidad, "Thank you for these loans. Thank you for your support because we are able to move forward with our businesses and our families."

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La señora Saturnina tiene 33 años de edad, ella vive en unión libre con su esposo ellos tiene 1 hijo varón de 14 años ya no quiso estudiar, ella se dedica a la alfarería elabora cazuelas y ollas, ella solicito su préstamo para comprar barro, leña y greta, ella aprendio este negocio hace 20 años desde pequeña ya que sus abuelitos trabajaban el barro y ella veía como le hacían y fue aprendiendo. Su negocio es importante para salir adelante con la familia, ya que del negocio sale el dinero para la comida y para seguir invirtiendo, ella se siente orgullosa cuando ve que sus productos le quedan bonitos, las cazuelas y las ollas, su esposo y su hijo le ayudan a trabajar el barro.
Su negocio es conocido porque ya desde antes conocen la calidad de los productos que elaboran en su comunidad, ella utilizará las ganancias para la comida de todos los dias y otra parte la utilizara para comprar laminas de cartón para su casa.
Ella está feliz con el préstamo que va a recibir lo va a utilizar en comprar los materiales para ir trabajando. Los integrantes del grupo quieren decirle a Kiva y a Fundación Realidad “gracias por sus préstamos, gracias a ustedes a su apoyo podemos salir adelante con los negocios y con las familias”.

Previous Loan Details

This community bank is called 'San Marcos'. Saturnina, Marina and Basilia are members of the bank and they will use their loan to buy clay and white clay to make pitchers, casserole dishes and flowerpots. Víctor will buy firewood, clay and paint to make casserole dishes. Marina is 40 years ... More from San Marcos Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,295,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Marcos Group's $1,175 loan helped a member to buy clay, firewood, and glaze for making casserole dishes and pots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2012
Mar 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012