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Un Nuevo Resplandor Group
In this Group: Feliciana, Arnulfa, Maria Marcela, Pascasia

Update on Un Nuevo Resplandor Group

Amulfa is a happy, enthusiastic and hardworking woman who is 38 years old. She is married to Federico, who is a day laborer, and they have 2 children. One of their children is in high school and the other attends middle school. Amulfa belongs to the communal bank named "Un Nuevo Resplandor" (A New Radiance). She says that they gave the group this name because the loans have really helped them out a lot. She says "thanks to the Vision Fund, my business and the businesses of my fellow group members have improved because we have capital to invest and put to work. This way we can pay off the loan and also improve conditions for our families. I thank the lender in the name of my companions and myself for helping us."

Amulfa says that she has been making embroidered garments for 12 years. She started out making napkins, but later the people in her town were seeing the pretty things she was making, and how well-embroidered they were, and they started making orders with her. She decided to start to sell in her town, and then later she was selling in the markets in the communities surrounding her town. In addition, she raises turkeys and sheep.

Amulfa says that she is requesting a loan from Vision Fund to buy material such as marquesa fabric, embroidery hoops, needles, ribbons, yarn, thread, hooks and thick yarn to make scarves, hats, and other knitted items for the winter season. This is when she sells the most of these types of garments. She says that a year ago, she made winter garments and the sales were very good, especially the sets of scarves, hats and gloves. She says that she buys her raw materials in different stores in a nearby town.

The other members of this group are named Feliciana, Maria Marcela, and Pascacia. They will invest in their businesses cultivating maguey catci to extract "aguamiel" (a beverage), buying supplies to make embroidered handicrafts, and buying animal feed so that they can raise sheep to sell.
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Arnulfa es una mujer alegre, entusiasta y trabajadora tiene 38 años y es casada con Federico el cual es jornalero y tienen dos hijos uno estudiante de prepa y el otro estudiante de secundaria. Ella pertece a un grupo de crédito en su comunidad llamado Un Nuevo Resplandor, dice que le dieron ese nombre al grupo porque el crédito para ellas es como una ayuda muy importante dice ella “gracias a Visión Fund mi negocio y el de mis compañeras han mejorado ya que tenemos el capital para invertir y ponernos a trabajar para poder sacar una parte para el pago de préstamo y la otra parte para mejorar las condiciones de nuestras familias agradezco a la financiera a nombre de mis compañeras y mío por ayudarnos”. Platica Arnulfa que se dedica a la elaboración de prendas bordadas desde hace 12 años y que ella empezó haciendo servilletas para ella pero después la gente de su localidad veían lo bonitas que las hacía y lo bien bordadas que estaban y le empezaron hacer encargos y decidió empezar a vender en su localidad y después en diferentes tianguis de las localidades aledañas a su población, también ella se dedica a la cría de guajolotes y borregos. Dice que está pidiendo a Visión Fund un préstamo para comprar material como marquice (tela), aros, agujas, listones, estambre, hilos, ganchos y estambre grueso para hacer unas bufandas, gorras, tejidas ya que se viene la temporada de invierno y es cuando más vende ese tipo de prendas, dice que desde hace un año hizo las prendas invernales y que le fue muy bien en las ventas ya que hacia los juegos de bufanda, gorro y guantes y le fue bien, dice que sus materiales los compra de diferentes tiendas de una población cercana a la de ella. Las otras cuatro integrantes del grupo se llaman Feliciana, María Marcela y Pascacia ellas invertirán en sus negocios de cultivo de venta de magueyes para aguamiel, material para bordados artesanales, compra de alimentos para cría de borregos y después venderlos.

Previous Loan Details

Feliciana is 38 years old. She is married to Saúl, who is a builder, and has three daughters: Berenice (a high school student), Marlene (an elementary school student) and little Guadalupe. Feliciana tells us that she buys maguey cacti so that she can extract 'aguamiel' (a non-alcoholic drink). ... More from Un Nuevo Resplandor Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,989,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Un Nuevo Resplandor Group's $2,700 loan helped a member to buy supplies such as marquesa fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013