A loan of $1,725 helped a member to buy flowerpots, seeds, and fertilizer to grow decorative flowers.

Macutzio Group's story

Llenmi is the mother of two small children, and she is part of the Macutzio group. She says that they call it that because it is the name of a town in the state of Michoacán. This is the first time that she and the other four group members are taking out a loan. They started the group because a friend recommended that they work with VisionFund México to improve their businesses. She says that for the past six years, she has sold decorative flowers and fragrant herbs. She sells them in her town and also goes to the central market in Zitacuaro to sell them. Winter is a very busy season for her because she sells Christmas Eve flowers. She says that she is asking for a loan to buy seeds and flowerpots, because she wants to expand her business. She says "The small, rural towns are where I sell the most flowers and plants, because people are more careful with that kind of flower." She says that she hopes sales are good so that she can give her children a better quality of life. She is thankful to VisionFund for the loan. The other group members are Maria Luisa, Martha, Maria de Lourdes, and Elizabeth. They will invest in their businesses: embroidering artisan garments,and buying and selling seasonal fruits and legumes.

In this group: Maria Luisa, Martha, Maria De Lourdes, Elizabeth, Ma Llenmi

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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