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La Presa Group
In this Group: Juan, Yeimi, Ana Elsa, Fidelina, Karen Iveth, Maria Guadalupe, Rodolfo

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Yeimi is from a community where the primary economic activity is the cultivation of Poinsettia’s, since the town is one of the primary exporters of this flower. It is also well known because it is very close to a popular tourist spot called the architectural zone of Zirahuato.

She is 32 years old and is married to José Luis, who is in construction. She tells us that she has 4 children, 3 of whom are in school. She and her husband work very hard to give them a better standard of living as she herself only studied to the third grade because her parents were unable to keep supporting her due to a lack of resources.

In order to get ahead with the household’s daily expenses, she makes caps, bags, and purses, but they are very peculiar in that she makes them from the rings off easy-open tin cans. She tells us that she recycles them and interweaves them with yarn or heavy thread, giving them the form of bags, purses, satchels, caps, etc. Sometimes there are people who sell the rings by the kilo.

She is requesting a loan to continue buying materials such as yarn, fasteners in various sizes, heavy threads, pins and aluminum rings. She states that she sells them in the country’s capital, where they go for a good price. On various occasions, she has sent her products to sell in the United States, where her relatives have sent for orders. She also notes that she has on occasion sewn items such as decorative napkins, or for placing the tortillas, carpets, cushions, tablecloths, etc.

She states that she is very happy to work with the financing company because, little by little, she is getting ahead. She would like to have her own home soon, as they are now living in her mother-in-law’s house.
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Yeimi es originaria de una comunidad donde la principal actividad económica es el cultivo d flor de noche buena ya que este pueblo es el primer exportador de esta flor y también es muy conocido por que muy cerca de ahí hay un paraje turístico llamado zona arqueológica de Zirahuato.

Ella tiene 32 años de edad y está casada con José Luis el cual es albañil comenta que tiene 4 hijos los cuales 3 estudian y por eso ella y su esposo trabajan para darles una mejor calidad de vida ya que ella nada mas estudio hasta tercero de secundaria porque sus papas ya no la pudieron seguir apoyando por falta de recursos.

Para salir adelante con los gastos del hogar ella a diario hace gorras, bolsas, carteras pero estás son muy peculiares ya que las hace del anillo que tiene las latas de abre fácil dice que las recicla y con estambre o hilo grueso las va entretejiendo y les va dando forma de bolsas, carteras, mochilas, gorras etc. Y que abeces hay personas que ya venden los anillos por kilos.

Ella está pidiendo un crédito para seguir comprando material como estambre, cierres de diferentes tamaños, hilos gruesos, ganchos y anillo de aluminio, dice que las vende en la capital del país donde las vende a muy buen precio y que en varias ocasiones ha mandado a vender a Estados Unidos donde le han mandado hacer pedidos sus familiares, también dice que abeces hace costuras como servilletas para adornar o para poner las tortillas, carpetas, almohadones, manteles etc. Dice que está muy contenta de trabajar con la financiera por que poco a poco se está superando y que pronto ella quisiera hacer su propia casa ya que viven en casa de su suegra.

Previous Loan Details

Juan, 48, is married and has two dependent children going to elementary school. He lives near a local archaeological zone. He comments that he has a candy stand at home and he’d like to enlarge it and sell a few groceries. He’s had his business for about three years and he says that he set up ... More from La Presa Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 58
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,253,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Presa Group's $2,675 loan helped a member to make knit bags, caps, purses and sewn handicrafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2012
Mar 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012