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Carmela is 29 years old and has two children. She embroiders cloth blouses with colored flowers. In order to sell and buy her material she travels two hours from her home to the nearest town. She belongs to the group called "Mujeres para Progresar 3," together with another artisan Blanca Flor Jiménez Pérez. The women will invest in purchasing cloth, thread, needles, and scissors with their loan.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva volunteer.

CARMELA tiene 29 años, dos hijos. Ella borda blusas de manta con flores de diversos colores, para vender y adquirir su material viaja dos horas de su localidad hacia el pueblo mas cercano . Pertenece al grupo llamado Mujeres para Progresar 3, junto con doña Blanca Flor Jiménez Pérez (artesana). Ambas con sus préstamos invertirán en la compra de tela, hilo, agujas y tijeras.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 48
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  • $19,989,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Carmela purchase cloth, thread, needles and scissors to create embroidered blouses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2007
Oct 14, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 29, 2008