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Artesanos Group
In this Group: Eusebia, Imelda, Elia, Ma Petra, Elia, Claudia, Quirino
Petra is 49 years old and is part of the communal bank group called "Artesanos" [Artisans]. They said that the group is called that because the majority of the members are artisans who work with clay, so they named themselves that so that they would be easily identifiable. Petra is a very hard working woman with a strong hope to get ahead. She told us that she earns a living selling seasonal fruit and vegetables in the market in an area close to where she lives. She has a garden that produces avocados, peaches and loquats. She said that the loan that is currently pending through VisionFund is to buy flour, sugar, milk, eggs, butter, yeast, and fire wood for her wood burning oven to make the bread, because she also makes money selling bread by going house to house and to people who place orders. A part of the loan will also be used to buy fertilizer for her trees.

She said the loan will be beneficial to her because it will allow her to have raw materials to make her bread and to improve the conditions of her trees. With the profits she makes she will be able to give her family a better quality of life. Her goal is to increase the size of her garden, to depend less on the profits from her bread since baking is very time intensive, and that way she would be able to spend more time with her family.

The other six group members are Eusebia, Imelda, Elia, Elia Martínez, Claudia y Quirino. They will be using their shares of the loan to buy materials to make clay artisan products, to buy and resell seasonal fruits, to buy the ingredients for meat tacos, to buy supplies to restock a small corner store and to restock different types of ornamental flowers.
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Petra tiene 49 años de edad y es parte de un grupo llamado Artesanos dice que tiene ese nombre el grupo porque la mayoría de sus integrantes se dedica hacer artesanía en barro y para que los ubicaran rápido decidieron ponerle ese nombre. Ella es una mujer trabajadora y con muchas esperanzas de salir adelante platica que se dedica a vender frutas y verduras de temporada en la central de abastos de una población cercana a la de ella ya que tiene una huerta de aguacate, durazno, nísperos, comenta que en este momento esta pidiendo un crédito a VisionFund para la compra de harina, azúcar, leche, huevo, mantequilla, levadura, leña para hornear ya que también se dedica a vender pan casa por casa y hay gente que le hace pedidos y también para comprar un poco de abono para sus arboles. Platica que el crédito le beneficiara por que tendrá la materia prima para hacer sus panes y para mejorar las condiciones de sus árboles y así con las ganancias poder darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida. La meta que tiene es hacer crecer su huerto ya que hacer pan es muy pesado y así estar más al pendiente de su familia. Los otros seis integrantes del grupo se llaman Eusebia, Imelda, Elia, Elia Martínez, Claudia y Quirino ellos ocuparan sus créditos en la compra de material para hacer artesanía en barro, en compra y venta de frutas de temporada, en insumos para hacer tacos de diferentes carnes para vender, en artículos para surtir una tienda de abarrotes, en surtir diferentes tipos de flores de ornato.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $21,062,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Artesanos Group's $5,750 loan helped a member to buy flour, sugar, milk, eggs, butter, yeast, and fire wood for her wood burning oven, to make the bread she sells by going house to house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013