A loan of $3,150 helped a member to purchase medicinal herbs to sell.

Sini Titi San Andrés Group's story

This group is called Sini Titi San Andrés and is made up of eight indigenous people who are from a small town named San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca. It is a town full of dances and traditions. One of the typical dances is "las mascaritas" (the little masks), which they dance during the carnival, accompanied by the orchestra and it portrays some aspects of the life in their small towns.

Damián, who is thirty four years old, is the group's representative. He works selling medicinal herbs and he also cures people of fever, "espanto" (a sickness brought on by a great fright), and he cures children of anxiety. People from neighboring towns and from the community go to his home to receive his care and he cleans them with basil and eggs. He also has sold medicinal herbs for fifteen years. His mother was the one who taught him everything about this practice since she became a widow and it was through this means that she provided for him and his brothers.

Damián mentions that with the help of Vision Fund, he has been able to continue his business and he feels satisfied since with his work, he cures people so that they feel healthy. With the help of the loan, he's going to buy more medicinal herbs for his sale.

The other group members are:
Teofila - sells Mexican snacks
Yesenia - sells jewelry
Bianca - sells clothing
Nelida- sells Mexican snacks
Margarita - sells medicinal herbs
Maria - sells Mexican snacks
Vianney- sells Mexican snacks

All of them give thanks to Kiva and Vision Fund for helping hard-working people who want to succeed and achieve their goals.

In this group: Teofila, Yesenia, Bianca, Nelida, Margarita, Maria, Vianney, Damián

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm

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