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Las Sirenitas Group
In this Group: Moises, Elvira Ofelia , Ines , Maria De Jesus, Rosaelia, Janet Nayely, Juana Catalina , Ana Martha, Rita Mayra
The group called Las Sirenitas is made up of nine indigenous working people who want to grow their businesses. The members of the group are from the municipality of Pinotepa Nacional in Oaxaca, and they live in the town of Tierra de Progreso. The character of Pinotepa is seen in their traditional dances, called chilenas, and their food.

One of the group members is named Inés, she is a hard-working woman, who is very happy and chatty. Inés has worked in the sales of blankets, cosmetics, and perfume for more than six years. She tells us that what she likes best about the job is going to sell her goods out in the different neighborhoods of her community. What's not so likeable about her job are the occasions when she falls behind in filling her orders because of a lack of money, but she always tries to have them done on time anyhow.

Inés is a single mother, but, thanks to God, Inés has always been able to give her children a good start in life and always tries to give them a better education. One of Inés' dreams is to keep herself in business and, in time, to grow it a little bit.

She asked for this loan in order to buy more blankets, perfumes, and cosmetics for sales to customers in wholesales and for personal use. She is very thankful to the foundation for supporting her to achieve her dreams and give a better life to her children.

The other group members are:
Moisés – works selling perfumes.
Elvira Ofelia – works in clothing sales.
Maria de Jesús – works selling perfumes.
Rosaelia – sells fruits and legumes.
Janet Nayely – works in food sales.
Juana Catalina – works in clothing sales.
Ana Martha – makes and sells Mexican appetizers.
Rita Mayra – makes and sells embroidered goods.

They thank the foundation for helping them so that they can improve their daily lives and also for its support of single mothers.
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Este grupo se llama Las sirenitas esta conformado por nueve personas trabajadoras e indígenas con el deseo de engrandecer su negocio.
Los integrantes de este grupo son originarios de pinotepa nacional Oaxaca para ellos su localidad es tierra de progreso.
Lo que caracteriza a pinotepa son sus chilenas y su comida.
Una de las integrantes de este grupo se llama Inés una señora trabajadora muy alegre y platicadora.
Doña Inés se dedica a la venta de colchas, cosméticos y perfumes desde hace seis años, nos dice que lo que más le gusta de su negocio es salir a vender su mercancía en las colonias de su comunidad.
Lo que no le gusta de su negocio en ocasiones se atrasan sus pedidos por falta de dinero pero doña Inés siempre trata de tenerlos a tiempo.
Doña Inés es madre soltera pero gracias a dios doña Inés a sacado a sus hijos adelante siempre trata de darle una mejor educación.
Uno de los sueños de doña Inés es seguir con su negocio y con el tiempo engrandecerlo un poco más.
Ella pidió el préstamo para la compra de más colchas, perfumes, cosmeticos para la venta por mayoreo y menudeo.
Esta muy agradecida con fundacion por apoyarla para que pueda cumplir sus sueños y darle una mejor vida sus hijos.
Los otros integrantes del grupo son:
Moisés- se dedica a la venta de perfumes.
Elvira Ofelia - se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Maria de Jesús – se dedica a la venta de perfumes.
Rosaelia- se dedica a la venta de frutas y legumbres.
Janet Nayely- se dedica a la venta de comida.
Juana Catalina – se dedica a la venta de ropa.
Ana Martha- se dedica a la venta de antojitos mexicanos.
Rita Mayra- se dedica a la venta de bordados.

Le dan las gracias a fundacion por ayudarles a que sus vidas mejoren cada día mas y así y por apoyar a las madres solteras.

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
  • 43
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,529,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Sirenitas Group's $5,025 loan helped a member to buy linens, perfumes, and cosmetics for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 28, 2012