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El Capulin Group
In this Group: Aurelia, Juan, Juan, Abraham, Maria Regina
Mrs. Regina is 70 years old and is from a community where her cultural heritage is very rooted because they speak her Mazahua language and use traditional dress. She belongs to a group called El Capulin (The Cherry Tree) because where they meet there is a big leafy tree and they decided to name themselves that to better locate the group. More than 40 years ago her mother taught her the art of knitting wool to create clothing like zarape shawls, blankets, hats, scarves, coats, and other shawls of this pretty and very warm material, as sheep are raised easily in her area and from them they get the raw material to make their woolen creations. Mrs. Regina also makes napkins, tablecloths and cushions, and sells them in the areas surrounding her community.

Sometimes she is invited to expo fairs in areas where regional artisan work is exhibited. She is currently asking for a loan to buy material. She says in words that are half cut off, as she doesn't know how to speak Spanish very well, “I need a loan to buy material, the Zitacuaro expo fair will be happening soon and I barely have anything to sell. I want to buy yarn, fabric, needles and hooks to be able to make clothing, and get my granddaughters to help me so I can finish soon and take advantage of the expo.” She says that she is grateful for what VisionFund is doing because sometimes people in the community discriminate against her for her appearance; they don't want to give her loans to improve her quality of life and to improve her business above all. The other group members are named Aurelia, Juan, Juan H. and Abraham. They invest in their businesses of artesanal embroidered garments, in a grocery store and in buying fruits and vegetables.
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Doña Regina tiene 70 años de edad es originaria de una comunidad donde sus raíces son muy arraigadas por que visten y hablan su cultura Mazahua. Ella pertenece a un grupo llamado El Capulin porque donde se reúnen hay un gran árbol frondoso y para que ubicaran mejor el nombre de su grupo le decidieron poner así. Ella desde hace mas de 40 años su mama le enseño el arte de tejer la lana para elaborar creaciones para vestir como son zarapes, cobijas, gorros, bufandas, capas, rebosos de este lindo y muy cálido material ya que en su localidad se cría con mucha facilidad los borregos de los cuales sacan la materia prima para hacer las creaciones en lana. Doña Regina también hace servilletas, manteles, almohadones y los vende en poblaciones aledañas a su comunidad y a veces la invitan a expo ferias en poblaciones donde se exhiben las artesanías de la región. Ahorita ella está pidiendo un crédito para la compra de material ella dice en palabras medias cortadas ya que no sabe hablar muy bien el español dice “necesito un préstamo para comprar material, pronto será la expo feria de Zitacuaro y casi no tengo costuras para vender y quiero comprar estambre, tela, hilos, agujas, ganchos para poder hacerlos y poner a mis nietas para que me ayuden y terminar pronto y aprovechar la expo”. Dice que esta agradecida con lo que está haciendo VisionFund por que a veces discriminan a la gente de la comunidad por su apariencia y no les quieren hacer créditos para mejorar su calidad de vida y mejorar más que nada sus negocios. los otros integrantes del grupo se llaman Aurelia, Juan, Juan H. y Abraham ellos invertiran en sus negocios de bordados de prendas artesanales, en una tienda de abarrotes y en la compra de frutas y legumbres.

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.

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About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,610,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Capulin Group's $1,750 loan helped a member to buy yarn, fabric, thread, needles, hooks etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 25, 2013
Listed
Feb 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013