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Aves Del Paraiso Group
In this Group: Isela, Maria Remdios, Cirenia, Socorro, Yaquelin, Marcela, Eva, Maria Llasmin, Sandra, Florencio
Cirenia is 70 years old and is a member of a group called “Aves del Paraíso” (birds of paradise). She says they named the group this for the flowers that grow where they have their meetings.

She makes a living buying wood and making boxes for fruit which she sells to other communities where they sell guavas, mameyas (a type of fruit) and papayas, which are the most exploited crops in the region. One of her children helps her make the boxes to sell, since he has a small carpenter’s workshop where he makes the boxes.

She is requesting the loan in order to buy the material (wood, cloves and glue) to build the boxes, and also to pay for freight. She makes about 400 to 500 boxes weekly, depending on how many are purchased.

She says that thanks to the loan she will be able to improve her business since she will have what she needs to make her boxes, as it is her main source of income and also this way she can provide jobs for a lot of people. Cirenia’s goal is to increase her business and to buy a little more material so that she can make more boxes for fruit.

The other nine members are Isela, María Remedios, Socorro, Yaquelin, Marcela, Eva, María Llasmin, Sandra y Florencio. They invested their loans in ingredients to make tortillas; in the purchase of items for their grocery store; construction materials that they sell; sweets and different savories that they sell; sweets and fritters to sell; seasonal fruit and vegetables; chicken to raise and later sell, etc.
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Doña Cirenia tiene 70 años de edad y es parte del grupo llamado aves del Paraíso, dice que le pusieron ese nombre al grupo por que donde hacen las reuniones hay flores llamadas así. Ella se dedica a comprar madera y hacer cajas para fruta las cuales las vende en otras poblaciones donde venden guayabas, mameyes y papayas que es lo que se da más en su región. Dice que uno de sus hijos es el que le ayuda hacer las cajas para vender ya que tiene una pequeña carpintería donde hace las cajas. Ella está pidiendo un crédito para la compra de material para elaborar las cajas como madera, clavos, pegamento y para el pago de los fletes. Dice que aproximadamente cada semana hacen pedidos de 400 a 500 cajas dependiendo cuanto le compren. Dice que gracias al crédito que le harán su negocio mejorara ya que tendrá lo necesario para hacer sus cajas ya que es su principal actividad económica y también así ella puede darles a varias personas trabajo. La meta que tiene doña Cirenia es hacer crecer su negocio y comprar un poco mas de material para así poder hacer mas cajas para frutas. Los otros nueve integrantes se llaman Isela, María Remedios, Socorro, Yaquelin, Marcela, Eva, María Llasmin, Sandra y Florencio ellos invertirán sus créditos en insumos para hacer tortillas, en la compra de artículos para tienda de abarrotes, materiales para construcción que vende, dulces de diferentes sabores para su venta, dulces y frituras para su venta, fruta y verdura de temporada, compra de pollos para criarlos y después venderlos, etc.

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
  • 95
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,574,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Aves Del Paraiso Group's $5,050 loan helped a member to make wooden boxes for fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2012
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 31, 2012