A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy crafts-making supplies.

Las Camelinitas Group's story

Trinidad is a hardworking woman who very much wants to get ahead. She’s 25-years-old and completed sixth grade but was unable to continue with her education because her parents couldn’t afford it; they were unable to cover expenses because she has other siblings so they started to learn the family business which is making pots and clay crafts to help their parents with household expenses.

She says that her parents have taught her how to make an infinite number of crafts in various sizes and styles and once she got married she continued the tradition and now has had her own business for about 10 years since she married very young.

She comments that she heads out to sell her creations in various street markets, expo fairs and in communities adjacent to hers and that she does well with the sales because everything she makes she does with much affection and dedication so that they will sell more quickly.

Right now she’s asking Vision Fund for a loan to buy several things she needs to make her crafts like clay, firewood to fire the crafts, enamel, paint in various colors and many more things. She says that the goal is to rent a locale near the highway so that tourists will see and buy her creations and she won’t have to leave home so often and she can be more stable and care for her little children.

The other four group members are Araceli, Leticia, María Fernanda and Guadalupe. They will use their loans to buy seasonal fruit and vegetables and in supplies needed to make clay crafts.

In this group: Araceli, Leticia, Maria Fernanda, Guadalupe, Trinidad

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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