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Las Flores Group
In this Group: Claudia , Rosa , Irene , Maria Isabel , Epifania, Lucia , Adahi, Raquel, Ambrosia*, Erika
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Rosa lives in a community located in the south of the country. She is 68 years old and did not have the opportunity to go to school. She is married to Marcos, who works in construction. They have one married son. Their town is in an area of sugarcane production. Ingenio la Margarita, one of the main sugar producers, is based there and offers a source of employment for the area.

Rosa has been selling Mexican antojitos (corn-based dishes such as empanadas, tostadas, gorditas, enchiladas, and plantains) for ten years, because she wants to support her husband with their expenses. She also wishes to have a better quality of life for her and her husband.

She sells her dishes from the comfort of her home. In the afternoon, she starts to open up her business by preparing the food. Later, she waits for her clients and makes sales.

Rosa needs this loan to buy tomatoes, chilis, onions, garlic, cheese, cream, corn paste, meat, tortillas, cabbage, beans, plantains, oil, and gas in order to kick off her business.

She hopes that with this investment, her business will improve and she will be able to have a prosperous life.

Rosa is one of the members of the Las Flores Group, which is made up of ten women. The other members of the group are:

Claudia makes and sells fabric
Irene sells chicken
Maria Isabel sells snacks
Epifania sells cosmetics
Lucia sells cosmetics
Adahi sells cosmetics
Raquel sells bread
Ambrosia sells antojitos
Erika sells tacos.
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En una comunidad hubicada al sur del país vive la señora Rosa, ella tiene la edad de 68 años, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, se encuentra casada con el señor Marcos que se dedica a la albañileria, ellos tiene 1 hijo que se encuentra casado. Su poblacion se caracteriza por estar en una zona cañera y alli se encuentra el Ingenio la Margarita uno de los principales productores de azucar y brinda fuentes de trabajos a la zona.

Doña Rosa se dedica a la venta de Antojitos mexicanos (empanadas, tostadas, gorditas, enchiladas, platanos) desde hace 10 años porque quiere apoyar a su esposo con los gastos, ademas de que quiere tener una mejor calidad de vida para ella y su esposo.

Ella realiza la venta de sus antojitos en Mexicanos desde la comodidad de su hogar, pone por las tardes pone sus negocio en marcha preparando sus alimentos para posteriormente esperar a sus clientes para realizar sus ventas.

Doña Rosa necesita esta inversion para la compra de tomate, chiles, cebolla, ajo, queso, crema, masa, carne, tortillas, col, frijol, platano, aceite, gas para posteriormente poner en marcha su negocio.

Ella espera que con esta inversion su negocio mejore y pueda tener una vida prospera.

Doña Rosa es uno de los integrantes del Grpo Las Flores el cual esta integrado por 10 mujeres, las demás integrantes del grupo son:

Claudia venta y elaboracion de tejidos
Irene venta de pollo
Maria Isabel venta de abarrotes
Epifania venta de cosmeticos
Lucia venta de cosmeticos
Adahi venta de cosmeticos
Raquel venta de pan
Ambrosia venta de antojitos
Erika venta de tacos

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
  • 64
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,028,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Flores Group's $1,425 loan helped a member to buy tomatoes, chilis, onions, garlic, cheese, cream, corn paste, meat, tortillas, cabbage, beans, plantains, oil, and gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013