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Las Camelinitas Group
In this Group: Araceli, Leticia, Maria Fernanda, Guadalupe, Trinidad

Update on Las Camelinitas Group

Trinidad is a hardworking woman who very much wants to get ahead. She’s 25-years-old and completed sixth grade but was unable to continue with her education because her parents couldn’t afford it; they were unable to cover expenses because she has other siblings so they started to learn the family business which is making pots and clay crafts to help their parents with household expenses.

She says that her parents have taught her how to make an infinite number of crafts in various sizes and styles and once she got married she continued the tradition and now has had her own business for about 10 years since she married very young.

She comments that she heads out to sell her creations in various street markets, expo fairs and in communities adjacent to hers and that she does well with the sales because everything she makes she does with much affection and dedication so that they will sell more quickly.

Right now she’s asking Vision Fund for a loan to buy several things she needs to make her crafts like clay, firewood to fire the crafts, enamel, paint in various colors and many more things. She says that the goal is to rent a locale near the highway so that tourists will see and buy her creations and she won’t have to leave home so often and she can be more stable and care for her little children.

The other four group members are Araceli, Leticia, María Fernanda and Guadalupe. They will use their loans to buy seasonal fruit and vegetables and in supplies needed to make clay crafts.
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Trinidad es una mujer trabajadora y con ganas de salir adelante ella tiene 25 años de edad y estudio hasta sexto de primaria y ya no pudo continuar con sus estudios por falta de presupuesto ya que sus padres no podían con los gastos de ella ya que son mas hermanos y fue así que comenzaron a aprender sobre el negocio familiar que es la elaboración de ollas y artesanías de barro para poder ayudar a sus papas con los gastos de la casa. Dice que sus papas le han enseñado hacer un sinfín de artesanías de diferentes tamaños y modelos y que después de casada ella siguió la tradición y ahora tiene con su negocio aproximadamente 10 años ya que se caso muy chica. Comenta que sale a vender sus creaciones a diferentes tianguis, expo ferias, en poblaciones aledañas a su comunidad y que le va bien con las ventas ya que todo lo hace con mucho cariño y dedicación para que se vendan mas rápido. Ahorita ella esta pidiendo un crédito a Vision Fund para la compra de varias cosas que ocupa para hacer sus artesanías como tierra (barro) leña para cocer las artesanías, esmalte, pinturas de diferentes colores y muchas cosas mas. Dice que su meta es rentar un local cerca de la carretera para que los turistas vean y le compren sus creaciones y para que ella no salga tan seguido de su casa y estar mas estable y asi cuidar de sus pequeños hijos. Las otras 4 integrantes del grupo se llaman Araceli, Leticia, Maria Fernanda y Guadalupe ellas invertirán sus créditos en la compra de frutas y legumbres de temporada, en material para elaborar artesanías en barro.

Previous Loan Details

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 h... More from Las Camelinitas Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 58
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Camelinitas Group's $2,900 loan helped a member to buy crafts-making supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013