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Mu'ssha Group
In this Group: Venancio, Aurelia , Josefa, Elpidio, Maria Eduviges, Aurelia*
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Update on Mu'ssha Group

Venancio, 70, is from a picturesque village with a great culture, the Mazahua. He’s part of a group called “Mu’ssha.” He says that they chose that name because they used to invest in sheep and that’s what that word means in the Mazahua tongue.

He’s been a carpenter for over twenty years. He says that because of the lack of employment a friend taught him how to work the wood so that he’d have a more secure job. He relates that he makes tables, chairs, benches, doors and windows as well as many other things out of wood . He says that he likes his work very much because he’s been able to support and move his family ahead through it.

He’s asking for a loan to buy wood, glue and nails to make his creations. He says that he’d like to have a space in the city to have his shop and be able to sell his creations. He says that he sells his creations in various towns and that he sells them for very good prices.

He is grateful for the loan because it will help him earn profits to give his wife a better quality of life and to buy her the medicine she needs because she’s sick.

The other five group members are called Aurelia, Josefa, Elpidio, Aurelia and Maria Eduviges. They will invest in their businesses of buying and selling bread, grocery items, supplies to make traditional clothing, to buy various candies to sell outside schools and to buy wood and beaded costume jewelry.
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Don Venancio tiene 70 años de edad y es originario de una población pintoresca y con una gran cultura como la mazahua, él es parte del grupo llamado Mu´ssha dice que eligieron el nombre porque antes invertían en borregos y es lo que significa esa palabra en lengua mazahua. Él es carpintero desde hace mas de 20 años, dice que por falta de un trabajo estable un amigo le enseño a como trabajar la madera para que tuviera un trabajo más seguro, el platica que hace mesas, sillas, bancos, puertas, ventanas de madera y muchas otras cosas más. Dice que le gusta mucho su trabajo ya que de ahí a podido mantener y sacar adelante a su familia. El está pidiendo un crédito a la financiera para la compra de madera, pegamento, clavos para poder realizar sus creaciones, dice que a el le gustaría tener un local en la ciudad donde pudiera tener su taller y poder vender sus creaciones, dice que cuando creaciones va y las vende en diferentes poblaciones y que las vende a un mejor precio, el está agradecido con el crédito por que le ayudara a tener ganancias y asi poder darle a su esposa una mejor calidad de vida y le podrá ayudar a comprarle los medicamentos que ella ocupa ya que esta enfermita.

Los otros cinco integrantes del grupo se llaman Aurelia, Josefa, Elpidio, Aurelia y Maria Eduviges ellos invertirán en sus negocios de compra y venta de pan, artículos para abarrotes, material para hacer prendas artesanales, en compra de diferentes dulces para venderlos fuera de las escuelas y en compra de bisutería en madera y chaquira.

Previous Loan Details

Aurelia is originally from the community of Francisco Serrato, located in the state of Michoacan. It is a locality that is rich in pine trees and it has a beautiful view of its forests. Here, the Mazahua language and clothing are predominant. Aurelia says that she is an artisan who produces ladie... More from Mu'ssha Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mu'ssha Group's $1,800 loan helped a member to buy furniture making supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012