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Flor De Primavera Group
In this Group: Maria Felipa , Angelina, Zeferina, Amalia , Catalina , Ma Justa , Maricela , Maria Del Carmen , Margarita
This group is called “Flor de Primavera” (Flower of Spring), which is located in the community of Calvario del Carmen, San Felipe del Progreso. Its membership consists of nine women, all of whom are Mazahuas. These nine women know how to embroider, sew, and knit. They make napkins, tablecloths, vests, and other items. Some of the women sell their embroideries to earn some extra money, but they all raise livestock and want to use this loan to buy chickens, turkeys, and sheep to raise. This is generally a poor community. All of the residents work in the fields and take care of animals. The men work as masons and must leave town and travel to the city to work on construction jobs. After finishing their work, they return to town so that they can care for their animals and their crops.


The names of the women are as follows:
1. Maria Felipa R. V., age 67, knows embroidery and raises sheep.
2. Angelina Gonzalez M., age 33, has a grocery store and raises animals.
3. Zeferina C. Lopes, age 37, raises animals, chickens, and turkeys.
4. Amalia M. C., age 25, raises sheep and manages a general store in her home.
5. Catalina C. S., age 32, raises chickens and pigs.
6. Ma Justa L. Marín, age 50, raises animals, chickens, turkeys, and sheep.
7. Maricela M. M., age 27, raises chickens and has a general store.
8. Maria del Carmen L. R., age 35, raises sheep.
9. Margarita L. M., age 38, raises chickens and is the group leader.


Doña Margarita says the nine members were excited to form a group because they have known each other since childhood and have been neighbors all of their lives. For this reason, they are confident that they can move forward as a group and trust one another. The group members conduct themselves well and get along with each other. This group is called “Flor de Primavera” because it was formed during the spring and the name seemed to be a good idea.


Doña Margarita will start raising chickens and turkeys because these animals sell well throughout the year. She has experience raising these animals, but she lacks the money to buy them. With this loan, she now plans to buy new animals to raise because at first she had difficulty raising chickens and turkeys because they got sick. She will immediately buy vaccines to prevent them from dying because if one animal gets sick they all become infected.


Doña Margarita says the loan will benefit her family because she has children in school. She has one child who is 10 years old and attends elementary school while another one started preschool. Her other two children are older and work, for a total of four children. Doña Margarita wants to buy her children clothes and school supplies. She and her husband are not formally married, but they live in their own home. Doña Margarita’s husband works as a mason and they must live off of what little he earns. Her goals include moving forward with her animal business. Not only does she want to raise chickens, but she also will use her loan and some of her profits to buy sheep and cows. These funds will help her acquire a pair of sheep, so she will her next loan to buy a few cows.

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El siguente grupo se llama "Flor de Primavera" el grupo se encuentra ubicado en la comunidad de Calvario del Carmen, San felipe del Progreso, esta integrado por 9 mujeres, todas ellas Mazahuas, las nueve integrantes son mujeres que saben bordar, tejer y coser, hacen servilletas, manteles, chalecos etc. Por lo regular algunas de las mujeres venden sus bordados para ganar un poco de dinero extra, pero todas ellas son ganaderas y quieren comprar con el prestamo pollos, guajolotes y borregas para cria, la comunidad en general es de pocos recursos, toda la gente se dedica al campo y a cuidar animales, los señores son albañiles que tienen que salir de su pueblo para viajar a la ciudad para un trabajo de una construcción y terminando el trabajo se regresan al pueblo y se vuelven a dedicar a cuidar sus animales y al campo.

Los nombres de la mujeres son los siguientes:

1.-Maria Felipa R. V., tiene 67 años de edad, sabe bordar y se dedica a criar borregas
2.-Angelina Gonzalez M.. tiene 33 años, tiene una tienda de abarrotes y cria animales
3.-Zeferina C. L., tiene 37 años de edad, cria animales, pollo y guajolotes
4.-Amalia M. C., tiene 25 años, cria borregos y atiende en su casa una tienda general
5.-Catalina C. S., tiene 32 años, cria pollos y puercos
6.-Ma Justa L. M., tiene 50 años, cria animales, pollos, guajolotes y borregos
7.-Maricela M. M., tiene 27 años cria pollos y tiene una tienda general
8.-Maria del Carmen L. R., tiene 35 años y cria borregos
9.-Margarita L. M., tiene 38 años cria pollos y es la lider del Grupo.

Doña Margarita comenta que se animaron hacer el grupo porqué las nueve integrantes se conocen desde niñas y han sido vecinas de toda la vida, por eso confian en que pueden salir adelante con el grupo y existe esa confianza entre ellas, es un grupo que se lleva muy bien y son cumplidoras, el grupo se llama "Flor de Primavera" porqué cuando formaron el grupo estaban en la estación de la primavera y les parecio buena idea llamarse así.

Doña Margarita va iniciar la actividad de criar pollos y guajolotes, porqué estos animales son bien vendidos todo el año, ya tiene experiencia cuidandolos solo que se quedo sin dinero para volver a comprar, ahora con el prestamo los piensa comprar de nuevo para criarlos, lo dificil empieza cuando estos pollos y guajolotes se enferman, inmediantamente hay que comprarles la vacuna para que no se mueran y si uno ya esta enfermo es probable que todos lo esten porqué se contagian, entonces la vacuna se teien que comprar a todos, los pollos y los guajolotes se enferman de la gripa.
Doña Margarita comenta que el prestamo va a beneficiar a su familia porqué tiene hijos en la escuela es uno que esta en la primaria tiene 10 años y uno que inicia el preescolar, los otros dos ya estan grandes y trabajan, en total fueron 4 hombres los que tubo doña Margarita, y quiere para ellos poderlos comprar ropa y los utiles que piden en la escuela, doña Mago vive en union libre no es casada y viven con su esposo en casa propia, el señor trabaja como albañil y lo poco que tambien gana en el campo con eso con lo que viven, las metas de doña Mago son poder seguir adelante con sus animales y no solo quiere que sean pollos si no tener mas como borregos y reces que pueda estar comprando con el prestamo que le otorgan y algunas de las ganancias. quiere que al final del prestamo pueda ya tener por lo menos una pareja de borregos y para el siguiente prestamo unas reces.

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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,124,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Flor De Primavera Group's $3,150 loan helped a member purchase chickens & sheep.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 11, 2011
Listed
Jan 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011