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Eusebia is 31 years old. She only completed the second graD. because she got run over after her mother took her took to school, so she became afraid and decided not to return. Doña Eusebia cultivates different types of flowers. She says that during the Christmas season she grows poinsettias. In other months she grows geraniums, fuchsia shrubs, poppies, baby’s breath, and other ornamental flowers.

Eusebia is requesting a loan to purchase soil, compost, and pots for selling flowers. She has been in business for approximately three years and says she started it because her brother and brother-in-law taught her how to cultivate flowers. Eusebia buys her pots and compost in the city of Morelia Michoacán and says that she sells the flowers from a cart situated across from the highway in her town as well as in the surrounding neighborhoods. She says, “I enjoy talking about flowers and how to take care of them. At a young age, my parents instilled in me a love of nature.”

Doña Eusebia is married to Sr. Crescencio, who is a day laborer. They have four children who are elementary school students. Her goal is to save a little bit of money so that she can have a larger nursery for cultivating more flowers.

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Eusebia tiene la edad D. 31 años, ella estudio hasta el segundo D. primaria porque le daba miedo ir a la escuela por que una vez que su mama la llevo a la escuela la atropellaron y a ella le dio miedo y decidió no regresar por temor que a ella también le pasara lo mismo. Doña Eusebia se dedica a cultivar diferentes flores comenta que en temporada naviD.ña ella cultiva la flor D. noche buena, y en los demás meses cultiva flores como geranio, aretillos, magones, velos D. novia y diferentes flores D. ornato mas. Ella esta pidiendo un crédito a la financiera para a compra D. tierra, abonos, macetas para vender sus flores, ella tiene con este negocio aproximadamente 3 años y dice que empezó con este tipo D. negocio porque su hermano y su concuño fue que le enseñaron a como cultivar las flores. Ella compre sus macetas y abonos en la cuidad D. Morelia Michoacán y dice que sale a venderlas en una carretilla por toda la carretera D. su localidad y poblaciones aledañas a su pueblito. Comenta “me gusta mucho cultivar las flores platicarles, cuidarlas ya que desD. que era pequeña mis padres me inculcaron el amor por la naturaleza. Doña Eusebia esta casada con el señor Crescencio el cual es jornalero ellos tienen 4 niños estudiantes D. primaria. La meta que tiene doña Eusebia es ahorrar un poco D. dinero para hacer mas granD. el vivero que tienen para cultivar un poco mas D. flor.

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  • $11,249
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Eusebia to purchase soil, compost, and pots for cultivating ornamental flowers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2011