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Flores Magon Group
In this Group: Maria Socorro, Reyna, Clementina, Stephanie, Teresa , Patricia, Rocio, Vianey, Carol Paola, Norma, Mercedes, Rosa Elena, Jazmin

Update on Flores Magon Group

Teresa, or Doña Tere as her friends call her, is a hard-working woman with dreams of getting ahead. She is 58 years old and originally from the town of Zitacuaro. She works with a group of people who apply for loans as a group to improve their businesses. The group is called "Flores Magon," and the name of the group comes from the area in which many of the members live. Teresa sews items by request and makes alterations such as fixing hems, putting in zippers and/or buttons. She makes blouses, pants, skirts, shorts, and shirts, as well as items such as curtains and sheets, etc. Teresa has run her business out of her home for the past 5 years. She took a course on making clothing through a program of her local government, and learned how to make alterations. In colder weather, Teresa makes knitted sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, capes, and knitted blouses. In warmer weather, such as now, she is taking orders for blouses from thin fabrics and capri pants. Teresa is asking for this loan in order to buy fabrics of different colors and textures, thread, yarns, hooks, buttons, zippers, needles, etc. She says that this loan will help her very much with her business by allowing her to complete several requested orders and by having the capital that will make her able to offer items for sale to her clients. The other members of the group are called María Socorro, Reyna, Clementina, Stephanie, Patricia, Rocío, Vianey, Carol Paola, Norma, Mercedes, Rosa Elena, and Jazmín. They will invest their portions of the loan money in their businesses, including a grocery shop, buying clothes and shoes through a catalog, purchasing ingredients for making pastries for sale, and stocking men's and women's clothing, quilts, and jewelry for sale.
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Teresa, o Doña Tere como de cariño le dicen, es una mujer trabajadora y con ganas de salir adelante ella tiene 58 años de edad, trabaja con un grupo de personas que piden créditos para mejorar sus negocios el grupo se llama Flores Magón. Ella se dedica a elaborar prendas que le mandan hacer y también hace arreglos a las prendas de vestir como arreglar dobladillos, poner sierres, poner botones, hacer blusas, pantalones, faldas, shorts, playeras, elaboración de cortinas, sabanas etc. Dice que tiene su negocio en su casa y que tiene con su negocio desde hace 5 años y que le enseñaron a hacer las confecciones porque se metió a un curso por parte del ayuntamiento de su población y le enseñaron hacer las prendas. También dice que en temporada de frio ella hace sweaters tejidos, gorros, bufandas, guantes, capas, blusas tejidas y ahorita en temporada de calor le mandan hacer blusas de telas delgadas y capris, dice que ahorita ella está pidiendo un crédito para la compra de telas de diferentes variedades, colores y texturas, hilos, estambres, ganchos, botones, sierres, agujas etc. Platica que el estar pidiendo el crédito le ayudara mucho a su negocio ya que tiene varios pedidos pendientes por hacer y teniendo el capital ella podrá ofrecerle a sus clientas cosas que venda. Las otras integrantes del grupo se llaman María Socorro, Reyna, Clementina, Stephanie, Patricia, Rocío, Vianey, Carol Paola, Norma, Mercedes, Rosa Elena y Jazmín ellas invertirán en sus negocios de abarrotes, en la compra de zapatos y ropa por catalogo, en la compra de insumos para la elaboración de postres para su venta, surtir ropa para dama y caballeros para vender, para surtir colchas por catalogo para su venta y en la compra de bisutería para su venta.

Previous Loan Details

Carol is 20 years old and a member of the 'Flores Magon' group. She is requesting a loan to buy Swarovski crystals, imitation pearls, beads, glass tube beads, natural stones, wire, nylon thread, copper thread, staples, hooks and clasps for making bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc. She says that ... More from Flores Magon Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,290,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Flores Magon Group's $4,425 loan helped a member to purchase materials for sewing, such as different varieties of fabrics, threads, yarns, hooks, buttons, zippers, needles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013