For plant nursery owner
Her parents, sister and husband — with whom she has two young children — help Flores with her nursery, which she established four years ago in Santa Rosa Xochiac, Mexico. “My brother, who passed away, has been the inspiration for this nursery. His name is Jesus Flores. And he has been a wonderful light and an inspiration for all that we have created,” says Flores through an interpreter.
Flores began selling roses and other flowers 12 years ago at a small stall on the street. After she applied for credit from Banco Compartamos, Mexico’s largest microfinance institution, she began to grow her business. Today, her nursery, The Oak, sells a variety of plants, flowers, soil and gardening tools.
“Life is difficult here where we live. But now we can cover our expenses, the education of our children and all the needs of our family,” says Flores. “It has also been a benefit for other families because we have provided some work.”