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Las Flores Group
In this Group: Cirilo , Yolanda , María Felipa , Natalia, Abelardo, María Guadalupe , José Luis , Maria Ofelia
The Las Flores communal bank is comprised of eight members, three men and five women. The group belongs to a community called Cabecera, which is very close to the municipality. It is a small community where the people are very hard-working and responsible. The members of the group have joined recently, and they do not know why that name was chosen in the beginning. There are currently no founding members in the group.

Yolanda, age 42, represents the group. She is married to Quirino, and he works as a mechanic. Together they have made a family with three children, and the children go to school. Yolanda has had a grocery store for eight years. She tells us that she did not have anything to do, and so she wanted to start her business. The business is called El Patrón.

This time she has requested a loan to buy soft drinks, milk, soap, and canned goods, etc. She tells us that she does have difficulty, the nearby competition. However, this does not discourage her. She has had her store for a long time, and this makes her put her heart into it even more.

She also tells us the loan helps her a lot in order to invest in her grocery business. Yolanda’s goal is to continue growing in her business and to improve her quality of life and that of her family. The income she gets from the store is for household expenses and her children’s education, among other things.

Yolanda and the rest of the group will be able to invest in their businesses. Cirilo will invest in sheep, Felipa in selling clothes, Natalia in raising and selling chickens, Abelardo in his dyes for a salon, Guadalupe in pharmacy products, José Luis in baby clothes, and Ofelia in her grocery store.

All of them will be able to invest in their business, and they are very grateful to Vision fund (FRAC) and Kiva for the support they provided.
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El grupo “Las Flores” está conformado por ocho integrantes, 3 hombres y 5 mujeres. El grupo pertenece a una comunidad que se llama "Cabecera" la cual está muy cerca del municipio. Se trata de una localidad pequeña donde la gente es muy trabajadora y responsable. Los integrantes que se encuentran en el grupo son personas recientes y no saben porque se eligió dicho nombre en un principio, ya que actualmente no hay ninguno de los integrantes fundadores.

Doña Yolanda, representante del grupo, tiene 42 años de edad; está casada con el señor Quirino quien trabaja como mecánico, juntos han formado una familia con tres niños que asisten a la escuela. Doña Yolanda cuenta que tiene una tienda de abarrotes desde hace 8 años pues nos cuenta que no tenia nada que hace y fue como quiso iniciar su negocio que ahora tiene como nombre “El patrón” esta vez ha solicitado el crédito para comprar refrescos, leche, jabón, productos enlatados, etc. Pero nos cuenta que tiene una dificultad la cual es la competencia que tiene muy cercas aunque no se desanima ya que su tienda ya tiene mucho tempo y eso hace que le eche mas ganas, también nos cuenta que el crédito le ayuda mucho para invertir mas en su negocio de abarrotes, la meta que tiene doña Yolanda es seguir creciendo en su negocio y mejorar su calidad de vida de ella y su familia, sus ganancia que obtienen de la tienda es para gastos del hogar, educación de sus niños entre otras cosas.

Doña Yolanda y el resto del grupo podrán invertir en sus negocios como don Cirilo en sus borregos, Felipa en venta de ropa, Natalia en cría y venta de pollos, Abelardo en sus tintes para estéticas, Guadalupe en productos de farmacia, José Luis para ropa de bebé y Ofelia en su tienda de abarrotes. Todos podrán invertir en sus negocios por lo que están muy agradecidos con Vision Fund (FRAC) y KIVA por el apoyo otorgado.

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
  • 89
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,621,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Flores Group's $4,100 loan helped a member to buy soft drinks, milk, soap, and canned goods, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 2, 2012