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Aves De Paraíso Group
In this Group: Isela, Maria Remdios, Cirenia, Socorro, Yaquelin, Marcela, Sandra, Florencio, Maribel, Antolín

Update on Aves De Paraíso Group

Florencio is 49 years old. He belongs to a group of people who take out loans to improve their businesses to be able to give their families a better quality of life. His group is called Aves de Paraíso and he says that the other members of the group told him they gave it that name because where they used to meet there were some very pretty flowers with that name. He is married and has 5 children, 3 of whom are in school, since the oldest didn't want to go to school anymore and decided to start working. In the morning, Florencio sells popsicles and ice cream in the streets of his community. He says that he doesn't make them, he just buys them and sells them, mainly outside of schools, since most of his customers are children. In the afternoon, he fixes televisions in his home, since he doesn't have a locale. Sometimes people go to his house wanting him to fix an appliance. He says that he learned to fix appliances because a friend invited him to work and learn how to fix appliances and over time Florencio decided to start his own business. Now he is asking VisionFund for help so that he can get a loan to improve his businesses. He wants to stock up on ice cream and popsicles and also buy barquillos and plastic cups to sell the ice cream in. He also wants to buy different replacement parts and materials that he uses to give better service. Florencio's goal is to keep selling his ice cream and popsicles and also set up a workshop in his house to fix the appliances. The other members of the group are named Isela, María Remedios, Cirenia, Socorro, Yaquelin, Marcela, Sandra, Maribel and Antolín. They will invest their loans in buying corn to make handmade tortillas, firewood, a comal, in buying materials such wood and nails to make wooden crates for fruit, in buying store merchandise such as groceries, in buying candies as merchandise, in buying construction materials to sell such as bricks, sand, cement, etc., in buying chickens to raise and sell, as well as their feed.
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Don Florencio tiene 49 años de edad, él pertenece a un grupo de personas que piden créditos para mejorar sus negocios y así poder darles a sus familias una mejor calidad de vida, su grupo se llama Aves de Paraíso y dice que sus compañeros de grupo le platicaron que le pusieron ese nombre al grupo por que donde se reunían anteriormente había unas flores muy bonitas llamadas así. El es casado y tiene 5 hijos los cuales 3 van a la escuela ya que el mayor ya no quiso seguir estudiando y mejor se dedico a trabajar. Florencio por las mañanas se dedica a vender paletas de hielo y helados por las calles de su comunidad, dice que el no las hace nada mas las compra y se va a venderlas mas que nada afuera de las escuelas ya que la mayoría de sus clientes son niños, por la tarde el se dedica arreglar televisores en su casa ya que no tiene un local o hay veces que va hasta el domicilio de las personas que quieren que les arregle algún aparato electrodoméstico. Dice que el aprendió arreglar los aparatos por que un amigo de el lo invito a trabajar y a que aprendiera como componer los electrodomésticos y con el tiempo don Florencio decidió poner su propio negocio. El ahorita esta pidiendo ayuda a VisionFund para que pueda obtener un crédito para mejorar sus negocios ya que quiere surtir sus helados y paletas y comprar también barquillos y vasos de plástico para vender los helados, también quiere comprar varias refacciones y material que ocupa para dar un mejor servicio. La meta de don Florencio es seguir vendiendo sus helados y paletas y también poner en su casa un taller para arreglar los electrodomésticos. Los demás integrantes del grupo se llaman Isela, María Remedios, Cirenia, Socorro, Yaquelin, Marcela, Sandra, Maribel y Antolín ellos invertirán sus créditos en la compra de maíz para hacer tortillas a mano, leña, un comal, en la compra de material como madera, clavos para elaborar cajas de madera para la fruta, en la compra de artículos de tienda de abarrotes para surtirla, en la compra de dulces para surtir puesto, para la compra de materiales para construcción para su venta como tabique, arena, cemento etc, compra de pollos para engorda y alimento para estos.

Previous Loan Details

Doña Socorro is 51 years old. She has several children but only one of them lives with her and he studies at the university in Morelia. For 20 years she has worked selling construction materials in her home as she has a spacious piece of land. She sells cement, tiles, bricks, cinder blocks, ro... More from Aves De Paraíso 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
  • 40
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Aves De Paraíso Group's $6,600 loan helped a member to buy replacement parts and materials to repair appliances and to buy ice cream and popsicles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013