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Natanael Group
In this Group: Eva , Maria Isabel , Josefina , Crispina , Maria Teresa , Dulce Maria , Claudia , Florencia , Maria Tomasa , Carmela , Guillermina , Maria Claudia
This group's name is Natanael, in honor of the patron saint of their town, "San Bartolo," known in Nahuatl as Natanael.

The group is located in the community of San Bartolo Cohuecan in the state of Pueblo, Mexico. It is very close to the border with the state of Morelos. The group is made up of 12 members, and this is the first time they are requesting a loan from Credicomun.

Eva S. V. is the treasurer of the group. She is 31 years old and has only had an elementary level education. She is a potter and has 3 children, (a 10-year old daughter, a sixteen-year old son and a 5-year old son). She started making her living making pottery when she was 11 years old and has been doing so for 20 years; it is a family tradition. She is requesting the loan to purchase the raw materials she uses, like mud, wood, coloring agents and other supplies. Her dream is that her children become professionals and have a better dwelling, since a few years ago their ceiling was made of sheets of cardboard. It is now made of concrete; thanks to the earnings from her business, they have improved it.

The names of the members of the group are:

Dulce Maria A. G. sells bread.
Maria Tomasa G. G. sells bread.
Maria Teresa M. Velazques makes her living making pottery.
Claudia A. D. makes her living making pottery.
Florencia V. P. makes her living making pottery.
Carmela M. R. makes her living making pottery.
Crispina Espana L. makes her living making pottery.
Josefina P. O. makes her living making pottery.
Guillermina A. A. makes her living making pottery.
Maria Isabel P. Vazques makies her living making pottery.
Maria Claudia D. G. makes her living making pottery.
View original language description ↓
ESTE GRUPO SE LLAMA NATANAEL, EN HONOR AL SANTO PATRON DEL PUEBLO “SAN BARTOLO” CONOCIDO EN NAHUATL COMO NATANAEL.

ESTA HUBICADO EN LA COMUNIDAD DE SAN BARTOLO COHUECAN EN EL ESTADO DE PUEBLA EN MEXICO, MUY CERCA DE LOS LÍMITES CON EL ESTADO DE MORELOS. EL GRUPO ESTA CONFORMADO POR 12 INTEGRANTES Y ES LA PRIMERA VEZ QUE SOLICITAN UN CREDITO A CREDICOMUN.

EVA S. V. ES LA TESORERA DEL GRUPO.TIENE 31 AÑOS Y SOLO ESTUDIO LA PRIMARIA, ES ALFARERA Y TIENE 3 HIJOS (1 MUJER DE 10 AÑOS Y DOS VARONES DE 16 Y 5 AÑOS. ELLA SE DEDICA A LA ELABORACION DE ALFARERIA DESDE LOS 11 AÑOS Y YA LLEVA 20 AÑOS DEDICANDOSE A LA ALFARERIA, YA QUE ES UNA TRADICION FAMILIAR, SOLICITA EL CREDITO PARA PODER COMPRAR MATERIA PRIMA QUE UTILIZA, COMO EL BARRO, LEÑA, GRIETA Y COLORANTES. SU SUEÑO ES QUE SUS HIJOS SEAN PROFESIONISTAS Y QUE TENGAN UNA MEJOR VIVIENDA, YA QUE HACE ALGUNOS AÑOS SU TECHO ERA DE LAMINA DE CARTON Y AHORA ES DE CONCRETO GRACIAS A LAS GANANCIAS DE SU NEGOCIO LA HA MEJORANDO.

EL NOMBRE DE LAS INTEGRANTES DEL GRUPOS SON:

DULCE MARIA A. G. VENDE PAN
MARIA TOMASA G. G. VENDEN PAN
MARIA TERESA M. V. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA
CLAUDIA A. D. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA
FLORENCIA V. P. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA
CARMELA M. R. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA
CRISPINA E. L. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA
JOSEFINA P. O. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA
GUILLERMINA A. A. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA
MARIA ISABEL P. V. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA
MARIA CLAUDIA D. G. SE DEDICA A LA ALFARERIA

Additional Information

About CrediComun

This loan is administered by CrediComun, a Kiva Field Partner since February 2010. CrediComun is dedicated to providing loans to groups of women in rural areas in Mexico, and is beginning to lend to individuals as well. One of its newest branch offices is in Ciudad Neza, a poor suburb on the outskirts of Mexico City. CrediComun has grown rapidly since its inception in 2005, with 37 branch offices and over 350 employees, and was ranked the 12th best microfinance institution in Latin America in 2010 according to the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX).

For more information on CrediComun, please visit its partner page. If you would like to support CrediComun and its borrowers, please visit its lending team.

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
  • 20
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,753,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Natanael Group's $3,175 loan helped a member to purchase raw materials like mud, wood, dyes and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 5, 2010
Listed
Mar 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 16, 2010