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Las Artesanas Del Fresno Group
In this Group: Angelina, Maria De Los Angeles Manuela, Leonila, Lucia , Gregoria, Rufina, Rosio , Juna Iris
Doña Angelina lives in a community that is distinctive for being almost a forest; there are many pine trees and it's also the location of the Mazahua ceremonial center. It is said that not long ago there were deer here, but as of a few years ago they were gone.

Doña Angelina has a group that calls themselves "Las Artesanas del Fresno" (The Artisans of Fresno). They are so named because the 8 members are artisans who know how to do embroidery and sewing, and they are from El Fresno. It is for this reason that they are named this way.

Doña Angelina works buying fabric by the meter for making bedspreads, blankets and waistcoats. She has 15 years of experience and knows how to embroider very well. She tells us that there are several things that hinder sales. For example, she tells us that in hot weather her embroidery does not sell; as her waistcoats are made from wool it is difficult for a person to want to buy one. She also says that making sales is a gamble. To be able to go out to make sales, she needs to bring everything she has made ​​so as to educate her customer about her work, but while she may sell some items, she needs to return with the rest, which is why she tells us it's a gamble. Another thing that makes it hard is carrying the items, as they are very heavy together which makes it very difficult to carry all her items. Doña Angelina would like to have reliable sales and only offer items to meet orders, because her children are attending school and she wants them to progress in life.

The loan has done a great deal for her embroidery business, and she sends a message of thanks for the loans for her business. The señora has 4 children; she has been married for 8 years and is 37 years old. She lives in her own house and her husband works. She also tells us that he knows how to embroider, and provides her with help.

The other members of the group are named:
1.-Maria de los Angeles
7.-Juana Iris

All the members are artisans and work in the same field, embroidering tablecloths and sewing of all different kinds.
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Doña Angelina vieve en una comunidad que se distingue por ser casi un bosque, hay muchos pinos y tambien se encuentra el centro ceremonial Mazahua, se dice que no hace mucho tiempo habia venados pero hace unos años se terminaron, doña Angelina tiene un grupo que se llama las artesanas del fresno, se llaman así porque las 8 integrantes son artesanas y sabes bordar y coser por esa razón se llaman así, doña Angelina se dedica a comprar tela por metro para hacer colchas, cobijas y chalecos, ya tiene 15 años de experiencia y sabe bordar muy bien, nos dice que hay varias cosas que le dificultan las ventas, por ejmplo nos dice que en tiempos de calor sus bordados no se venden, porque como son de lana es dificil que una persona quiera comprar un chaleco, tambien nos dice que las ventas son un albhur, para poder salir a vender nesecita llevarse todo lo que hizo para enseñarles al cliente su trabajo, pero como puedes vender cosas como te puedes regresar con ellas, por eso nos comenta que es un albhur, otra cosa que se le hace dificil es andar cargando las cosas, y es mucho peso el que se junta y si se hace muy complicado cargar toda sus cosas, a doña Angelina le gustaria ya tener suguras sus ventas nadamas dedicarse a entregar pedidos, porque sus hijos estan estudiando y quiere que salgan adelante, el credito le ha servido de mucho para poder hacer sus bordados y manda un mensaje de agradecimiento por los creditos para su negocio, la señora tiene 4 hijos, lleva 8 años de casada, y 37 años de edad, vive en casa propia y su esposo trabaja y tambien nos dice que sabe bordar y habeces le ayuda, las demas integrantes del grupo se llaman
1.-Maria de los Angeles,
7.-Juana Iris
todas las integrantes son artesanas y se dedican a lo mismo hacer bordados de manteles y costuras de todo tipo.

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.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 21
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  • $19,054,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Artesanas Del Fresno Group's $1,875 loan helped a member to buy fabric for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011