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Linda Vista Group
In this Group: Alejandro, Avelina, Epifania, Mauricio, Catalina, Ivan
Avelina is 42, and from a place where the main economic activity is growing poinsettias and crafting pine needle baskets. This is because it is very close to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary and the archeological site of Zirahuato.

She is married to Leopoldo and they have six children: Juan Iván Ivon, 16; Maley, 14; Aylin, 13; Itzel, 3, and a 20-day-old little girl.

The poinsettia production currently generates 680 permanent jobs and 320 temporary, and she says that the majority of day laborers that cultivate that plant are employed by women. Avelina is one of those women who are helping their families succeed, and wish to provide them a better quality of life, in spite of the fact that she has had little since the birth of he small son.

She is working to start the new flower season, and that is why she is asking for the loan from the financial institution because she wants to buy soil, pots, fertilizers, and plastic sheeting for the nursery; the plastic sheeting she has is very worn due to inclement weather.

She says that when it isn't poinsettia season, she sells seasonal fruit, and her husband helps her rent avocado and peach orchards, and then to harvest the fruit and take it to sell at the wholesale food market in the country's capital. She says that she has been in the poinsettia business for more than 25 years. Avelina's goal is to develop another nursery that is a bit more spacious, in order to grow more poinsettias.

One of her goals is to be able to buy a truck so that she can go to sell at the wholesale food market in Zitacuaro. This would involve products such as nopales, avocados, and peaches, as she has orchards and wants to make the most of it, in order to also get customers here in the region.

The other group members are Alejandro, Epifania, Mauricio, Catalina and Ivan. All are very thankful for the loan they have received.
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Avelina tiene 42 años de edad y es originaria de una localidad donde su principal actividad económica es la producción de Noche Buena y las artesanías de ocoshal ya que muy cerca de la localidad se encuentra el santuario de la mariposa monarca y la zona arqueológica de Zirahuato. Ella esta casada con el señor Leopoldo ellos tienen seis hijos Juan Iván Ivon de 16 años, Maley de 14 años de edad, Aylin de 13 años, Itzel de tres años y una pequeña de 20 días de nacida. La producción de la Nochebuena actualmente genera 680 empleos fijos y 320 temporales y comenta que la mayoría de los jornaleros que cultivan esa planta está en manos de mujeres. Avelina es parte de esas mujeres que sacan adelante a su familia y le echan ganas para darles una mejor calidad de vida pese a que tiene poco que se alivio de su pequeño hijo ella está trabajando para empezar la nueva temporada de flor y es por eso que está pidiendo el crédito a la financiera por que quiere comprar tierra, masetas, abonos, plástico para el vivero ya que el plástico que tiene esta muy desgastado por las inclemencias del clima. Dice que cuando no es temporada de flor de noche buena ella vende fruta de temporada y su esposo le ayuda a rentar huertas de aguacate y durazno y luego cortan la fruta y la sacan a vender a la central de abastos de la capital del país. Dice que con el negocio de la flor de noche buena lleva aproximadamente más de 25 años, la meta que tiene doña Avelina es hacer otro vivero un poco más amplio para así producir más flor de noche buena. Una de sus metas es poder comprar una camioneta para poder salir a vender a la central de abastos en Zitacuaro sus productos como nopales, aguacates y duraznos ya que tiene huertas y quiere aprovechar para hacerse de clientes también aquí en la región.
Las demás personas que conforman el grupo son: Alejandro, Epifania, Mauricio, Catalina e Ivan. Todos ellos están muy agradecidos por el préstamo que recibieron.

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About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 19
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  • $18,212,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Linda Vista Group's $3,350 loan helped a member to grow poinsettia plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 7, 2012
Listed
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2012