A loan of $3,175 helped a member to purchase raw materials like mud, wood, dyes and other supplies.


Natanael Group's story

This group's name is Natanael, in honor of the patron saint of their town, "San Bartolo," known in Nahuatl as Natanael. The group is located in the community of San Bartolo Cohuecan in the state of Pueblo, Mexico. It is very close to the border with the state of Morelos. The group is made up of 12 members, and this is the first time they are requesting a loan from Credicomun. Eva S. V. is the treasurer of the group. She is 31 years old and has only had an elementary level education. She is a potter and has 3 children, (a 10-year old daughter, a sixteen-year old son and a 5-year old son). She started making her living making pottery when she was 11 years old and has been doing so for 20 years; it is a family tradition. She is requesting the loan to purchase the raw materials she uses, like mud, wood, coloring agents and other supplies. Her dream is that her children become professionals and have a better dwelling, since a few years ago their ceiling was made of sheets of cardboard. It is now made of concrete; thanks to the earnings from her business, they have improved it. The names of the members of the group are: Dulce Maria A. G. sells bread. Maria Tomasa G. G. sells bread. Maria Teresa M. Velazques makes her living making pottery. Claudia A. D. makes her living making pottery. Florencia V. P. makes her living making pottery. Carmela M. R. makes her living making pottery. Crispina Espana L. makes her living making pottery. Josefina P. O. makes her living making pottery. Guillermina A. A. makes her living making pottery. Maria Isabel P. Vazques makies her living making pottery. Maria Claudia D. G. makes her living making pottery.

In this group: Eva , Maria Isabel , Josefina , Crispina , Maria Teresa , Dulce Maria , Claudia , Florencia , Maria Tomasa , Carmela , Guillermina , Maria Claudia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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