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El Calvario Group
In this Group: Ruperta, Olivia, Gustavo, Miguel
Miguel, 66, is a native of the indigenous community of Mazahua-Otomí. He is a member of the communal bank "El Calvario." He says that for 3 years he has been raising and selling sheep, and he also has a small grocery store in his house where he sells basic consumer products. His wife helps him to tend to the small business. He says that he decided to start up these businesses so that he could stay closer to his home, and because he could not get work as a day-laborer on farms due to his age and some ailments that he suffers from.

Miguel says that he has a number of sheep that he goes to sell every Thursday in a livestock market that is located about a half an hour from his house. At this market, he can sell at a good price. At this time, he is requesting a loan from Vision Fund to buy feed, vitamins, and de-worming medicines for his animals so that he will be able to sell them at the best price.

The other three member of this group are Ruperta, Olivia and Gustavo. They are also requesting loans to buy feed for their sheep and other livestock.
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Don Miguel tiene 66 años de edad y es originario de una comunidad indígena Mazahua-Otomí, el es parte del grupo llamado El Calvario. Platica que desde hace 3 años el se dedica a la cría y venta de borregos y que tiene una pequeña tienda de abarrotes en su casa donde vende artículos básicos y que su esposa es quien le ayuda a atender el pequeño negocio. Dice que decidió emprender sus negocios para estar más al pendiente de su casa y que ya no se puede rentar como peón en las cosechas por su edad ya que le han surgido varios achaques (inconvenientes) como él dice. Plática que tiene varios borregos los cuales sale a vender cada jueves en un tianguis ganadero que se encuentra como a media hora de su casa y que ahí los vende a mejor precio. Ahorita el está pidiendo a Vision Fund un crédito para comprar alimento para sus animales y para venderlos a un mejor precio y también comprar vitaminas y desparacitantes. Los otros tres integrantes del grupo se llaman Ruperta, Olivia y Gustavo ellos también están pidiendo sus créditos para la compra de alimento para sus borregos y ganado.

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This is a Group Loan

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About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 3
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  • $17,344,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Calvario Group's $3,225 loan helped a member to buy vitamins, de-worming medicines and feed for his sheep.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 13, 2012
Listed
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013