A loan of $2,975 helped a member for the purchase of materials for pottery making.

Mecxintle Group's story

This group is called Mecxintle, the Nauatl name for "moon." It is located in Mexico’s Puebla state, very close to the Morelos state border. The group has 10 members.

Gaudencia Aragón C. is one group member. She is 58 years old, did not go to school and lives alone. She has been a widow for three years. She started making pottery eight years ago, and has done it for 50 years, since it is a family tradition her parents taught her when she was a little girl. She requests a loan to purchase the raw materials that she needs, like clay, wood and dye.

Her dream is to grow her business, since at her age she can no longer leave to sell in other communities. Before she would fill a truck and drive to different locations in México to sell, sometimes for as long as a week. Now she is alone and in no condition to do this, so she made her home a place where her customers can come to shop. In the future she would very much like to improve this space to continue her business.

In this group: Olga, Paloma, Gaudencia, Francisca, Juana, Benita, Teodora, Silvia, Antonia, Julieta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Flavia Garcia (vol)

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