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El Manantial De Donaciano Group
In this Group: Gregorio, Maria Crisanta, Maria Juana, Efren
Señora Juana is originally from the village of Donaciano Ojeda. She makes her living making artisanal crafts from ocoshal [pine needles]. She makes things like bread boxes, tortilla holders, fruit baskets, earrings, egg baskets, vases, flower baskets, etc. She has been at this for approximately five years. She says that she started to do this work to help her husband with the household costs because he can no longer work due to the fact that he has a hernia. They both work in their home making crafts and caring for their children.

She says that she sells her crafts in Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán; Tuxpan, Michoacán; and Toluca, Estado de México. Doña Juana is requesting a loan for the purchase of ocoshal, needles, thread, bleach and detergent to wash the ocoshal. Señora Juana is married to Señor Tomas who is an artisan and farmworker. They have nine children but just seven of them live with them. Miguel is 16 years old and he no longer studies as he now helps his parents with the household costs and his younger siblings’ education. Then there is Alma who is 11 years old, Rafael who is 9 years old and 7-year-old Eduardo, all of whom are primary school students. Finally, Tomas is 5 years old and Cristal is 4 years old.

Doña Juana says that unfortunately she cannot go to cities that are far away to sell her crafts because she sells them at a low price making it unprofitable. She does not have enough money for the expense. This is one of the issues she has in the business. She says that the loan will help them a lot as they will buy more supplies to make the crafts.

The other members of the group are Gregorio, Maria Crisanta and Efrén. They are requesting loans to invest in the building of a concrete partition and supplies for avocado cultivation
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La señora Juana ella es originaria de la localidad de Donaciano Ojeda y se dedica a la elaboración de artesanías de ocoshal, ella hace lo que so paneras, tortilleras, fruteros, aretes, hueveras, jarrones, floreros etc. Tiene con esta actividad aproximadamente 5 años, comenta que empezó a realizar este trabajo para ayudarle a su marido con los gastos del hogar ya que su esposo o puede trabajar debido a que tiene una hernia y trabajan ambos en su casa haciendo artesanías y cuidando a sus hijos. Comenta que vende sus artesanías en Cd. Hidalgo Michoacán, Tuxpan Michoacán y Toluca estado de México. Doña Juana esta pidiendo un préstamo para la compra de ocoshal, agujas, hilo, cloro y detergente para lavar el ocoshal. La señora Juana esta casada con el señor Tomas el cual es artesano y jornalero ellos tuvieron 9 hijos pero nada mas viven con ellos 7 de nombres Miguel de 16 años el no estudia ya que les ayuda a sus papas con los gastos de la casa y con la educación de sus hermanos pequeños, después sigue Alma de 11 años, Rafael de 9 años, Eduardo de 7 años ellos tres estudiantes de primaria, luego sigue Tomas de 5 años y Cristal de 4 años. Doña Juana comenta dice que desgraciadamente no puede salir a cuidades lejanas a vender sus artesanías ya que las vende a muy bajo costo y no le conviene ir tan lejos porque no le alcanza para los gastos y es una de las problemáticas que tiene con su actividad, comenta que el préstamo les ayudara de mucho ya que comprara mas insumos para elaborar las artesanías.
Los otros integrantes del grupo se llaman Gregorio, Maria Crisanta y Efrén ellos están pidiendo sus créditos para invertirlos en la producción de tabique de concreto y insumos para el cultivo de aguacate.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 65
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,287,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Manantial De Donaciano Group's $1,450 loan helped a member to make pieces from ocoshal [pine needles].
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2011
Jul 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011