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Granito De Arroz Group
In this Group: Martina, María Guadalupe, Lourdes, Eduwiges, Rosa, Ma. Angelina, Alicia, Ma. Isabel, Marisol, Laura, Rocío, Leticia, Arcelia, María De Jesús, Ma. Guadalupe*, Mayra
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Angelina is 50 years old and is from a picturesque area where the majority of the people are engaged in making crafts from wood or stone. The region has abundant pine and cedar trees. Very close to this community is the national Monarch butterfly sanctuary of Mexico, where every year these butterflies arrive from Canada. They put on a beautiful show, and thousands of tourists come to visit the sanctuary.

Angelina is part of a group called "Granito de Arroz". She makes crafts from ocote leaves that fall from the trees. Beautiful crafts are made from these, such as purses, baskets, napkin rings, fruit bowls, tortilla holders, trinket boxes and many other items. She also makes decorative rugs, tablecloths, pillows and other crafts that she takes to sell at the butterfly sanctuary, since she can obtain good prices there. She reports that when it is not the butterfly season, a cousin helps her sell her crafts in Mexico City.

She is seeking a loan in order to buy thread in different colors, yarn, cloth, needles, rings and many other items. She is grateful for this loan opportunity as this will help her obtain the materials to make her crafts and bring income to her household.

The other fifteen members of the group are named Martina, María Guadalupe, Lourdes, Eduwiges, Rosa, Alicia, Isabel, Marisol, Laura, Rocío, Leticia, Arcelia, María de Jesús, Guadalupe and Mayra. They will use the funds to purchase shoes and clothes from catalogs, groceries, fruits and vegetables, Mexican snacks, and other goods.
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Ma. Angelina tiene 50 años de edad y es originaria de un lugar pintoresco donde la mayoría de las personas se dedican a la elaboración de artesanías en madera o piezas para el hogar en madera ya que la región es rica en pinos y cedros. Muy cerca de esta comunidad se encuentra el santuario de la mariposa monarca de México y donde cada año las mariposas arriban desde Canadá a dar un hermoso espectáculo y donde van miles de turistas a visitar el santuario. Angelina es parte de un grupo llamado Granito de Arroz, ella se dedica a la elaboración de artesanía de ocoshal el cual la materia prima la sacan de las palmitas secas que tiran los arboles y de ahí hacen hermosas artesanías como, bolsas, servilleteros, fruteros, canastas, tortilleros, alhajeros y muchas cosas más, también hace bordados artesanales como servilletas para tortillas, carpetitas tejidas para decoración, manteles, almohadones y muchas cosas más los cuales sale a vender al santuario de la mariposa monarca ya que allá los puede vender en mejores precios, platica que cuando no es temporada de mariposa una prima le ayuda a vender las artesanías en la ciudad de México, dice que esta pidiendo un crédito para comprar, hilos en diferentes colores, agujas, aros, marquice (tela), estambres y muchas cosas mas. Ella esta agradecida por que le harán el crédito ya que tendrá material para poder hacer sus artesanías y poder aportar capital a su casa. Las otras 15 integrantes del grupo se llaman Martina, María Guadalupe, Lourdes, Eduwiges, Rosa, Alicia, Ma. Isabel, Marisol, Laura, Rocío, Leticia, Arcelia, María de Jesús, Ma. Guadalupe y Mayra ellas invertirán en zapatos y ropa por catalogo, en tienda de abarrotes, en surtir frutas y legumbres, en la compra de insumos para la elaboración de antojitos mexicanos etc.

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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,777,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Granito De Arroz Group's $5,725 loan helped a member to buy thread in different colors, yarn, cloth, needles, rings and many other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 27, 2012
Listed
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013