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Araceli
Araceli is 29, married, with three children. In the town where she lives, and in the rest of the country, the "Day of the Dead" is one of the most important celebrations. It is an occasion specially devoted to those who are no longer with us.

On November 2nd, people go to the cemeteries to decorate the graves of their loved ones and to eat with them. Others take the opportunity to surround the grave with a very unusual and meaningful altar; as through images, objects, smells and tastes, they give us an idea of what the person was like, and what pleased them when they were alive.

Araceli is part of that tradition. She works making wreaths that each year are used to decorate the graves, and all year long she makes beautiful wreaths of different colors and different flowers. She tells us that her parents were the ones who taught her to love this work, that year after year she does with a lot of effort.

She is asking the institution for a loan to buy the material that she uses to make her "Day of the Dead" wreaths, as they are called in her town. She will buy wood, wire, plastic, different colored flowers, ribbons, thread etc. Araceli's goal is to make her business grow and also to buy a little more material, because the high season for sales in her community is coming very soon.
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Araceli tiene 29 años de edad, es casada y tiene 3 hijos. En la población en donde vive el día de muertos es una de las celebraciones más importantes en nuestro país, es una ocasión dedicada especialmente a los que ya no están. El 2 de noviembre la gente acude a los panteones para adornar las tumbas de sus seres queridos, comer con ellos y algunos más aprovechan para construir en torno a ellas un altar muy peculiar y significativo, porque a través de imágenes, objetos, olores y sabores nos dan una idea de como fue y lo que le gustaba a esa persona en vida. Araceli es parte de esa tradición ella se dedica hacer las coronas que adornan año con año las tumbas y todo el año se pone hacer estas lindas coronas de diferentes colores, diferentes flores. Platica que sus padres fueron quienes le enseñaron el amor por su trabajo que año con año las hace con mucho esfuerzo. Ella esta pidiendo un crédito a la financiera para comprar su material que ocupa para hacer sus coronas de muerto como le llaman en su población, comprara, madera, alambre, plástico, diferentes flores de colores, listones, hilo etc. la meta que tiene Araceli es hacer crecer su negocio y comprar un poco mas de material por que muy pronto se viene la temporada alta de ventas en su comunidad.

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  • $11,249
    Average annual income
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  • $18,324,475
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Araceli to make "Day of the Dead" funeral wreaths.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 29, 2011
Listed
Oct 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012