6 Client Profile – Señora Garcia

Maria Rosa Garcia sells new and used clothing. in Nogales, Mexico  She buys clothing  in US and resells in Mexico.  She tries to buy seasonal items that will sell well and quickly. Her goal is to turn her inventory monthly.

She has been in this business for four years.  She borrowed 2,500 pesos (about US$200) initially and now up borrows to 5,000 pesos (US$415) which is her own self imposed limit.  She is approved by EnComun (a charitable micro-finance organization supported by ProMex Group) for 10,000 pesos (US$830).  She has been very pleased with the loan process and interest rates.

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5 Client Profile – Señora Duran

Señora Duran is an Avon representative and sells other health and beauty products.  She has been in business for seven year.

She buys and resells products with approximately a 40% commission.  She generally sells for cash but has a few clients on credit.

She borrowed 3,500 pesos (about US$290) in July, 2011 to expand her business.

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4 Client Profile – Señor & Señora Melendez

Señor & Señora Melendez have two businesses in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.  For one, they sell fresh and artificial flower arrangements.  The other is professional photography for weddings, quinceañeras, and special events.

They borrowed 10,000 pesos (about US$833), from a charitable micro-lending organization supported by ProMex Group, five months ago to start the flower arrangement business.  This gives them more stability with the two businesses.

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1 ProMex Group Blog

We are excited to get ProMex Group started and grow reponsible micro-finance on the Mexican border. ProMex Group will expand the opportunities for the people of the Mexican border.

We hope our work provides opportunities in Mexico and prevents deaths in the desert from desperate people trying to illegally cross the border.

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