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Las Camelinitas Group
In this Group: Araceli, Leticia, Maria Fernanda, Guadalupe, Trinidad
Fernanda, 23, relates that since she was very little she learned how to work with clay because since she didn’t have the opportunity to go to school she decided to go to work with clay. She relates that her parents taught her since she was a little girl to do crafts and six years ago she and her husband started their own crafts business. She says that this season what she sells the most are butterflies; she paints them like monarchs since the monarch butterfly sanctuary is located in her location. She also sells pots to make piñatas for the December season.

Fernanda is married to Raymundo who is a craftsman and day laborer. They have two children. The oldest is named Grisel and she’s 6 years old and attends elementary school. The little one is Jennifer, 4, and she attends Kindergarten.

She’s requesting the loan to buy clay, brushes, firewood, enamel, paint, grout and molds to make figurines. Her business goal is to continue making various types of crafts like jugs, large pots, dishes and various clay crafts.

The other four members will use their loans to buy supplies to make artisanal embroidery and supplies to make clay crafts. The four other group members are Araceli, Leticia, Guadalupe and Trinidad; they will invest in supplies for pottery and embroidery materials.
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Fernanda tiene 23 años, platica que desde muy pequeña se enseño a trabajar con el barro ya que no tenía posibilidades de ir a la escuela decidió ponerse a trabajar el barro. Platica que a ella le enseño sus papas desde que era una niña la realización de artesanías, desde hace 6 años ella y su esposo empezaron su negocio propio de la artesanía en esta temporada comenta que lo que más se le vende son las mariposas y las pinta como las monarca ya que cerca de su localidad esta en santuario de la mariposa monarca, también vende las ollas para hacer las piñatas en esta temporada decembrina. Fernanda está casada con el señor Raymundo el cual es artesano y jornalero ellos tienen dos hijos la primera de nombre llamada Grisel la cual tiene 6 años y estudia la primaria, y la pequeña Jennifer de 4 años la cual estudia el jardín de niños. Ella esta pidiendo un crédito para la compra de tierra (barro) brochas, leña, esmalte, pintura, greta y moldes para hacer figuras. La meta que tiene para su negocio es seguir realizando diferentes tipos de artesanías como jarros, cazuelas grandes, platos y diferentes artesanías hechas de barro. Las otras cuatro integrantes ocuparan sus créditos para la compra de material para hacer bordados artesanales, material para hacer alfarería en barro. Las otras cuatro integrantes del grupo se llaman Araceli, Leticia, Guadalupe y Trinidad; ellas invertirán en insumos para alfarería, material para hacer bordados artesanales.

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.

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
  • 82
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,636,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Camelinitas Group's $1,600 loan helped a member to buy clay, brushes, firewood, enamel, grout and molds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012