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Emiliano Zapata Jicayan Group
In this Group: Fabiola , Maria , Guadalupe , Irlanda
This group is called “Emiliano Zapata Jicayan” and is composed of four indigenous women from San Juanito Jicayan, a pretty town inhabited by honorable people. Just outside of San Juanito there is a large river with green trees. The members of this group speak Mixteco and they tell us that they are proud of being from San Juanito and of their culture and language.

One of the group members is Irlanda, a 26 year old, hardworking woman. She tells us that she considers herself to be a hardworking, humble woman who wants to improve herself. She sells candy and food like: chicken turnovers, tostadas, fried tacos and sopes [a circle of fried masa with pinched sides. This is then topped with refried beans and crumbled cheese, lettuce, onions, red or green sauce and sour cream.

She relates one of her work experiences:

She relates that she used to just sell candy at a school but with support from the Fundación she bought ingredients to prepare dishes like: green chili, dried chilies, tomatoes, onions, cheese, cold cuts, string cheese and corn to make tortillas.

What she likes best about her business is that little by little and with work she’s made it grow and with her same profits to prepare more dishes. She tells us that she sells the food she prepares and the candy at a school in her community and what she likes best is selling at school trusting that she’s providing the children with good food and caring for them since she helps them wash their hands and to eat tasty food comfortably. She will use the loan to buy more ingredients to prepare food, candy and fruit so that the school children will also eat fruit.

She thanks the Fundación for helping her and making her dreams a reality as well as the dreams of the children since she, as a mother, works for her son, Arisbel, and just like she works so too there are many other parents that work for their children’s future. She tells us that she feels fortunate to have the Fundación’s support.

The other members are:
Fabiola-will sell perfume.
Maria-sells groceries.
Guadalupe-sells fast food snacks.

They thank the Fundación for helping them improve their lives since they want to provide better lives for their children so that they can have better educations and thus better futures.
View original language description ↓
Este grupo se llama Emiliano Zapata Jicayan y esta conformado por cuatro integrantes mujeres indígenas originarias de san Juanito Jicayan un pueblo bonito donde hay personas nobles, antes de llegar a san Juanito esta un rió grande con árboles verdes.
Las integrantes de este grupo hablan el idioma mixteco ellas nos dicen que están orgullosas de ser de San Juanito de sus culturas y de su lengua.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la señora Irlanda una señora trabajadora de veinte seis años de edad, ella nos dice que se considera una mujer trabajadora y humilde con deseos de superación.
Ella se dedica a la venta de dulces y comida como son: empanadas de pollo, tostadas, tacos dorados y sopes.
Ellas nos cuenta una de sus experiencias en su trabajo:
Nos dice que anteriormente se dedicaba solamente a la venta de dulces en una escuela pero con el apoyo de fundacion compró ingredientes para la elaboración de comida como es: chile verde, Chile seco, tomate, cebolla, queso, carnes frías, quesillo y maíz para la elaboración de tortillas.
Lo que mas le gusta de su negocio es que poco a poco y con trabajo a podido hacerlo crecer y de sus mismas ganancias preparar mas platillos.
Ella nos dice que la comida que elabora y los dulces los vende en una escuela de su comunidad y lo que mas le gusta de vender en la escuela es la confianza de darle una buena alimentación a los niños y cuidarlos ya que les ayuda a que se laven las manos y que coman a gusto y sabroso.
Ella va utilizar el préstamo para la compra de más ingredientes para la elaboración de comida, dulces y frutas para los niños de la escuela también coman frutas.
Le da las gracias a fundacion por ayudarla y hacer que sueños se realicen igual los sueños de los niños se hagan realidad ya que ella como madre trabaja para su hijo Arisbel y así como ella trabaja hay muchos padres que trabajan para el futuro de sus hijos, ella nos dice que se siente afortunada de contar con el apoyo de fundacion.
Las otras integrantes son:
Fabiola-se dedica a la venta de perfumes.
Maria-se dedica a la venta de abarrotes.
Guadalupe-se dedica a la venta de antojitos.
Le dan las gracias a fundacion por ayudarlas a que sus vidas mejoran ya que desean darle una mejor vida a sus hijos par que tengan una mejor educación y así tener un mejor futuro.

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
  • 80
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $21,062,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Emiliano Zapata Jicayan Group's $1,800 loan helped a member to buy ingredients for food preparation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012