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Aves De Paraíso Group
In this Group: Isela, Maria Remdios, Cirenia, Socorro, Yaquelin*, Marcela, Maria Llasmin, Sandra, Florencio, Maribel
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Update on Aves De Paraíso Group

Florencio is 48 years old and a native of a community called Valle Verde that is full of lush vegetation and where the majority of the inhabitants make a living in commerce. Florencio has worked with VisionFund for less than a year and the loans have helped his business go very well, so he is very content because he can make headway for his family. He belongs to a group called "Aves de Paraíso" ("Birds of Paradise"), which gave itself this name because their meeting place has a thicket of flowers of the same name that aren't very common in the region and are very beautiful. Florencio makes a living making ice creams and sorbets, with flavors like strawberry, coconut, vanilla, lemon, chocolate, apple, cheese, and many others, but these are the ones most requested by his customers, who are mostly children and youths since he sells outside of a elementary and high school in his community. He says that he is requesting the loan to purchase supplies to make his sorbets, such as milk, food dyes, fruits, ice, rock salt, sugar, cones and napkins. He says that he gets up very early to make his sorbets because they need to be ready by the time the children leave school. First he grounds the fruit or adds vanilla to the milk. The trick is with the ice cream. He says that he puts ice and rock salt inside a big pot so it doesn't melt too quickly, and then he puts another metal canister inside with the ingredients and slowly churns it as the ice cream freezes. He says he does this every day so he can take his delicious and rich ice creams to the school. He says that he started this job because he could not find stable work and a friend told him how to make ice cream, so he decided to take up the work. He says, "I enjoy what I do because I already have my customers, and I'm my own boss and have time to be with my family." He has four children who are in elementary and high school, and for this reason he works very hard to provide them with the best and so they don't lack anything in regards to their education. His goal is to purchase a newer moto-tricycle, because the one he has is deteriorating and every time he punctures a tire he has to change it for a new one and pay for it in small payments. The other nine members are Isela, María Remedios, Cirenia, Socorro, Yaquelin, Marcela, María Llasmin, Sandra and Maribel. 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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Don Florencio tiene 48 años de edad y es originario de una comunidad llamada Valle Verde un lugar lleno de vegetación y donde la mayoría de sus habitantes se dedica al comercio, platica don Florencio que tiene menos de un año trabajando con VisionFund y que le ha ido muy bien en su negocio a través de los créditos que le han hecho y eso lo tiene muy contento porque puede sacar adelante a su familia. El pertenece a un grupo llamado “Aves de Paraíso” le pusieron ese nombre al grupo por que donde se reunían había una mata con ese tipo de flores que no son muy comunes en la región y aparte porque son muy bonitas. El se dedica a elaborar nieves como son de fresa, coco, vainilla, limón, chocolate, mamey, queso, chongos y de muchas más pero esas son las que le piden más sus clientes que más que nada son niños y jóvenes ya que vende afuera de la primaria y secundaria de su comunidad. Dice que está pidiendo un crédito para la compra de insumos para elaborar las nieves como son leche, colorantes, frutas, hielo, sal de grano, azúcar, conos, servilletas dice que desde muy temprana hora se levanta hacer sus nieves porque a la hora de la salidas de los muchachos la nieve debe estar lista dice que primero hace el preparado pero en general si son frutas se muelen, si es de leche se prepara con vainilla. El chiste es el helado, dice que se pone en un bote grande con hielos adentro y sal de grano para que no se derritan pronto, después se pone dentro del bote un bote de aluminio o de cualquier fierro y se empieza a girar el bote interno al mismo tiempo se dan batidas ocasionales con un globo de metal hasta que se congela el helado dice que a diario hace esto para llevar hasta las escuelas sus ricos y deliciosos helados, platica que empezó esta actividad por la falta de un trabajo estable y un amigo de él le dijo como hacer los helados y pensó en dedicarse por completo a este trabajo que tiene el. El comenta “me gusta lo que hago porque ya tengo mis clientes además soy jefe de mi negocio y tengo tiempo de mantener a mi familia”. El tiene cuatro hijos los cuales estudian en la secundaria y primaria y por eso trabaja muy duro para darles lo mejor y nos les falte nada para su educación. La meta de don Florencio es comprar un triciclo mas nuevo ya que el que tiene esta deteriorado y a cada rato se le ponchan las llantas el quisiera cambiarlo por uno nuevo y pagarlo en pagos chiquitos. Las otras nueve integrantes del grupo se llaman Isela, María Remedios, Cirenia, Socorro, Yaquelin, Marcela, María Llasmin, Sandra y Maribel ellas invertirán en sus negocios como lo son para la compra de maíz para hacer tortillas a mano, para la compra de artículos para surtir tienda de abarrotes, para la compra de madera para hacer cajas para vender a los fruteros, para la compra de materiales para construcción para vender como son arena, tabique y cemento, para la compra de frutas y legumbre de temporada para vender, para la compra de alimento para pollos y para la compra de pollitos para crianza y venderlos y para la compra de dulces y venderlos afuera de una escuela.

Previous Loan Details

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... More from Aves De Paraíso Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,621,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Aves De Paraíso Group's $6,075 loan helped a member purchase ingredients to make sorbets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013