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Ranchería Group
In this Group: María Guadalupe , María Manuela, Yolanda , María Luisa
The group, "Ranchería" is made up of four hardworking women, who live in an area where their Mazahua customs and language still have a very noticeable presence. Typical dress and the native language are still very common. The women chose this group name because where they live used to be a ranch called "Ranchería".

Doña Yolanda, who is the group's representative, is 35 years old. She has been married for 14 years to Alejandro, who works in construction. They have three school-aged children. Doña Yolanda, for the last 20 years, has made a living raising sheep. She owns eight sheep and with this loan, she plans to buy four more, as well as feed for them.

Doña Yolanda mentions that "I began raising sheep because as a young girl, I learned from my mother how to take care of them and raise them. I saw that this was a good way to make money." Doña Yolanda is a very warm and happy person because thanks to her earnings from this work, she has been able to help improve her family's quality of life. The only obstacle she's faced so far has been disease among the animals, which sometimes kills her sheep, causing her to lose income. Though she has never received any formal training in raising sheep, she is sure that when it is colder, more of her animals get sick. She is trying to take better care of her animals, so that she doesn't lose any more and so she will be able to earn more income to help her improve her family's quality of life. She hopes to give her daughters a better education so that they will be able to have professional careers.

Doña Yolanda and the other members of this group are very grateful for this loan since it will help them buy more small animals like sheep.
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El grupo “Ranchería” está integrado por cuatro mujeres muy trabajadoras, son personas que habitan en una zona mazahua donde sus costumbres aún son muy notorias, como sus trajes típicos e incluso el idioma. El nombre del grupo lo eligieron ellas mismas porque donde viven solía ser un rancho que llevaba la palabra "Ranchería" en su nombre.
Doña Yolanda quien es la representate de la comunidad platica que tiene 35 años de edad es una mujer casada desde hace 14 años con el señor Alejandro quien trabaja como albañil; juntos han formado una familia con tres niños los cuales van a la escuela. Doña Yolanda se dedica a la crianza de borregos desde hace 20 años, en casa tiene 8 borregos pero con el crédito piensa comprar 4 más y zacate que servirá como alimento para los animales. La señora Yolanda comento “Inicie con la crianza de los borregos porque desde niña mi mamá me enseño a cuidarlos, criarlos y verlos que son una manera de tener algo de dinero”. Doña Yolanda es una persona muy sonriente esta muy contenta porque gracias a sus ganancias le han ayudado a mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia. Solo que su única dificultad por la cual atraviesa es cuando sus borregos enferman y llegan a morir para Yolanda es una pérdida de ganancias ella nunca ha recibido una capacitación de como cuidar sus borregos pero esta segura que cuando mas enferman sus animalitos es cuando hace mucho frio por eso es cuando trata de cuidarlos más para que el numero de sus borregos no disminuya y así mismo sus ganancias serán más, esto le ayudara a mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y mejorar la educación de sus hijas para que puedan tener una carrera profesional. Doña Yolanda y las demás integrantes del grupo están muy agradecidas por el crédito ya que gracias a este podrán comprar mas animalitos como los borregos.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,365,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ranchería Group's $3,925 loan helped a member to buy four sheep and feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 19, 2012
Listed
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013