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Flor Mechoacan Group
In this Group: Maria Soledad, Ester Rodriguez, Rosa , Martina, Escolastica, Consepcion, Heriberta Eusebia, Patricia , Rosa , Marcelina
This group is called “Flor Mechoacan” because the members are from the town of Mechoacan. The word “flor” (flower) was chosen since all the members are women, which explains the name “Flor Mechoacan”. This community has a population consisting of indigenous people of Mixtec descent who work day after day so that they can earn money to support their families.

Sra. Patricia Hernández M. is the group representative. She is married to Sr. Abel, who is a field laborer. They have two children in school. Patricia is requesting a loan to buy supplies for preparing food. She sells beef tacos and golden tacos with chicken and chorizo sausage. In addition to this business, she also has a small variety store that helps to cover her family’s expenses. Patricia’s goal is to expand her variety store so that her children can continue to study and be better prepared.

Marcelina Hernández Q. is another member of the group. She is an admirable woman who has been constantly working after she became widowed so that her children can stay ahead. Marcelina sells tostadas in her community. She is requesting a loan to buy more supplies for making tostadas. In addition to selling tostadas, she also manufactures “comals” (traditional griddles made of clay used for making tortillas by hand).

Marcelina works every day to support her children, as well as feed and educate them. She has five children altogether, two of whom work and help with the expenses while the three younger ones are in school. Her dream is to provide her children with a good education so that they can pursue careers that will give them better opportunities in the future and not have to endure the struggles they are facing now.

Most of the members in this group sell snacks such as tacos and tostadas. Only one member sells household products.
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El grupo Flor Mechoacan llamado así porque los integrantes pertenecen a esta localidad llamada así y flor porque todas las integrantes son mujeres, es por ello que se llama así porque ellas son las flores de Mechoacan. Es una población de gente indígena mixteco que trabaja día con día para obtener dinero para mantener a sus familias.
La señora Patricia Hernández M. es la representante de este grupo, esta casada con el señor Abel quien se dedica a las labores del campo, tiene 2 hijos que estudian. Ella solicitó el préstamo para poder comprar insumos para la elaboración de comida ya que ella se dedica a la venta de tacos de res y tacos dorados de pollo y chorizo. Además de ese negocio ella tiene una pequeña miscelánea que de igual manera le ayuda a solventar los gastos de su familia. Su meta de Patricia es engrandecer su miscelánea y que sus pequeños sigan estudiando y tengan una mejor preparación.
Marcelina Hernández Q. es otra de las integrantes del grupo una mujer admirable que siempre a trabajado para sacar a sus hijos adelante después de que se quedo viuda. Ella se dedica a la venta de tostadas ahí en su comunidad, solicitó el préstamo para poder comprar mas insumos para la elaboración de sus tostadas, además de las ventas de tostadas ella también se dedica a la elaboración de comal (herramienta de barro que se utiliza para la elaboración de tortillas echas a mano).
Marcelina trabaja todos lo días para mantener a sus hijos, darles alimentación y educación, tiene 5 hijos de los cuales 2 trabajan y la ayudan con los gastos y los 3 mas pequeños estudian.
Su sueño de doña Marcelina es poderles darle una buena educación a sus hijos y que tengan un profesión para que el día de mañana tengan mejores oportunidades y no sufran de las carencias como las que viven ahora.
La mayoría de las personas que integran este grupo se dedican a la venta de antojitos como son tacos y tostadas, y solo una se dedica a la compra y venta de artículos para el hogar.

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
  • 59
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Flor Mechoacan Group's $3,775 loan helped a member to buy ingredients for tacos, such as chicken and chorizo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2011