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Las Artesanas Del Fresno Group
In this Group: Angelina, Maria De Los Angeles Manuela , Zenaida , Martina, Guadalupe, Ma Angela

Update on Las Artesanas Del Fresno Group

The “Las Artesanas del Fresno” group consists of six members who are all close neighbors and friends in a Mazahua community with many lush trees where many people make embroidered handicrafts. Members of this community have remained loyal to their customs and traditions, one of the most important being the Mazahua language. The group members decided on their name because they all make embroidered handicrafts. Doña Alejandra, a new member of the group, is 51 and has for 28 years been married to Marcos. They have four children who are all independent. Doña Alejandra has made handicrafts for forty years, having learned embroidery very young because her mother was also an embroiderer. Doña Alejandra explained, "Knowing how to embroider is a tradition. If someone here doesn't know how to embroider, it's as if that person didn't live in the community because this skill is a part of our customs." Doña Alejandra sells handicrafts from her home and has no difficulty making them. She is seeking this loan to purchase materials such as needles, yarn, wool thread, etc. "The loan will help me greatly because it will allow me to purchase materials more easily." Doña Alejandra's challenge is the lack of a market where she can sell her handicrafts. It's difficult to earn a good income in her community and surrounding towns. "I'd like to find a way to help us identify a good market or some other way to offer our crafts," she explained. Doña Alejandra and the other group members share the goal of improving their families' quality of life. They each strive diligently to earn a better income so they can meet their household expenses: children's education, clothing, shoes, and more food. Doña Angélica and the other group members are all very grateful for the loan because it will allow them to invest in their business. Doña Ángeles will purchase cosmetics, while Doña Angelina, Zenaida, Martina, and Guadalupe pull purchase materials to make their handicrafts.
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El grupo “Las Artesanas del Fresno” está compuesto por seis integrantes todas son muy buenas vecinas se conocen muy bien viven en una comunidad mazahua que se caracteriza porque la mayoría de las personas se dedican a la elaboración de sus bordados, además en la comunidad existen arboles muy frondosos, los habitantes de la comunidad son muy arraigados a sus costumbres y tradiciones un elemento fundamental para las personas de esta comunidad es su lengua mazahua. Decidieron ponerle ese nombre a su grupo porque todas se dedican a la elaboración de bordados. Doña Alejandra es una nueva integrante del grupo platica que tiene 51 años de edad está casada desde hace 28 años con el señor Marcos juntos formaron una familia con cuatro hijos de los cuales ya ninguno depende de dicha pareja. Doña Alejandra se dedica a la elaboración de bordados desde hace cuarenta años, cuanta que aprendió a bordar porque desde muy chica su mama también se dedicaba a la elaboración de estas artesanías. Doña Alejandra argumento “Saber bordar es toda una tradición, aquí quien no elabora estos tipos de bordados es como si no vivieran en la comunidad porque es parte de nuestras costumbres”. La señora Alejandra tiene un local en su casa donde pone a venta artesanías para ella no hay ningún problema para realizarlos, esta vez está solicitando el crédito para comprar materia prima como agujas, estambres, tela de lana, etc. “Para mí el crédito será de gran ayuda porque así podre adquirir más fácilmente mis materiales” El reto de Doña Alejandra es la falta de mercado para poder ofrecer sus artesanías, en su comunidad y sus alrededores es muy difícil obtener buenas ganancias. “Me gustaría que nos ayudaran a buscar un buen mercado o algún medio para ofrecer nuestros bordados”. La meta de Doña Alejandra y las integrantes del grupo es mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia se esfuerzan mucho para obtener las mejores ganancias para solventar los gastos de su hogar como la educación de sus hijos, para comprarle ropa, zapatos y mas alimentos. Así como Doña Angélica y las integrantes del grupo están muy agradecidas por el crédito porque podrán invertir sus actividades Doña Ángeles invertirá en la venta de sus cosméticos, Doña Angelina, Zenaida, Martina y Guadalupe en material para sus bordados.

Previous Loan Details

The communal bank Artesanas del Fresno has had several loan cycles with the institution. This time there are just six members, three who are new and three who have worked with the institution. The group chose its name based on the members' needlework. Zenaida, a member, is 42 and has been marrie... More from Las Artesanas Del Fresno Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 67
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  • $22,246,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Artesanas Del Fresno Group's $1,675 loan helped a member to buy materials such as fabric, different colors of thread, and special needles to make handicrafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013