Las Peras Group
Update on Las Peras GroupGraciela is 36 years old and is originally from a community called San Felipe de los Alzati. This is a very hard-working community and one of the top producers of poinsettias in the nation. Over six million flowers are produced every year. They are sold within the country and exported abroad, since there are several colors such as red, coral, white, and brown, and varieties like Prestige, Oreon Red, Maren, Marble Star, Monet, and Free White. This currently generates 624 permanent jobs and 328 seasonal jobs, 60% of which are for women. She says she really likes where she lives because it is a place with very nice weather and tourist pass through there on their way to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary and the archeological ruins of Zirahuato.
She says she has been in business buying and selling pigs for twelve years. Since sales are good, she has been able to keep the business going and that makes her very happy because it has allowed her to help her husband with home expenses. She and her husband also work growing poinsettias. They don't produce large quantities, but they make a profit.
She is requesting a loan to purchase pigs and buy them food and vitamins, and also to purchase fertilizer for the flowers. She says she sells her pigs to different local butcher shops, since she has customers who buy the animals. Graciela's goal is to build a larger corral so that her animals can be better kept and she may sell them at a better price. She also says she would like to expand the nursery so that she can grow more flowers and create jobs for people in her community.
The other three members of the group are Emma, Maria Veronica, and Maria Angelica. They will invest their loans in seasonal fruit and supplies for making Mexican food like quesadillas with different fillings.
Previous Loan DetailsEmma, 38, is from a place called San Felipe de los Alzati where most of the residents work growing poinsettias and avocadoes since the soil is very fertile for this type of crops. She’s had an avocado orchard for more than 15 years and she says that between her and her husband they’ve moved th... More from Las Peras Group's previous loan »
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