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Las Flores Rosas Group


A loan of $7,575 helped a member compra de ingredientes para la elaboracion de tamales.


Las Flores Rosas Group's story

This group is called "Las Flores Rosas" [The Pink Flowers] and is made up of 13 members who are hard working and humble people, with the desire to get ahead and grow their businesses.

They are originally from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca. The artisanal crafts that are most common from this area include toys and other items from wood, machetes, hammocks (made from wool and cotton), brightly painted wooden masks that represent different animals and blouses embroidered with beads.

One of the group members is Macedonia, better known as Marce. She is 38 years old and is known for being a friendly, hard working and humble woman. She sells tamales (a traditional food made with corn dough, filled with meat and sauce and wrapped in a plantain leaf or corn husk), chicharrones (fried pig skin) and popsicles, which she has been doing for the past 10 years. She told us that she is a single mother and she has 5 children: Araceli, Eduardo, Damaris, Yessenia and Beltsy. Only Damaris and Eduardo are supported by her; her other children live with her but are already married. Marce is very happy because her children help her with her business. The thing she likes best is making tamales, and going out in the streets of her community to sell. She said that since she was young she has enjoyed selling things, managing her time and her money, but that now it is different because she is working to be able to give a better life to her children and above all to give them a better education. She hopes that her children will be proud of her. She has requested a loan to be able to buy more ingredients to make tamales, like green peppers, tomatoes, chicken, pork, plantain leaves, lard, salt, and corn to make the dough.

The other group members are:

Maria Micaela - makes a living selling desserts. Leticia - makes a living selling cheese. Zuleima Sarahi - makes a living selling shoes from catalogs. Maria Soledad - makes a living selling tacos. Araceli - makes a living selling shoes. Patricia - makes a living selling groceries. Maria Isabel - makes a living selling traditional Mexican snacks. Reyna Yuliana - makes a living selling costume jewelry. Alicia Berenice - makes a living from catalog sales. Telesforo Luis - makes a living selling clothing. Fernando Salvador - makes a living selling perfume. Elizabeth - makes a living selling shoes.

The group members thank the communal bank for helping all of the single mothers; for supporting them by offering loans so that they can grow their businesses and change their lives.

In this group: Maria Micaela , Leticia , Zuleima Sarahi, Maria Soledad, Araceli, Macedonia , Patricia , Maria Isabel , Reyna Yuliana *, Alicia Berenice , Telesforo Luis , Fernando Salvador *, Elizabeth
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: May 17, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: May 17, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico