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Ranchería Group
In this Group: María Manuela, Yolanda , María Luisa, Maria Luisa

Update on Ranchería Group

The group, "Ranchería" is located in a community known for its customs. The women from this community are still in the habit of dressing in their traditional outfits. These colorful outfits are made by the women themselves. The traditional fabric with which they make the outfits is called satin. Also, for accessories they wear a large necklace around their neck, and one cannot miss their earrings.

The inhabitants of this community make a living by raising animals and growing corn. The group "Ranchería" is made up of four members, all of whom are hard-working and responsible women.

Doña Luisa is 64 years old, has been married to Señor Francisco for 16 years, and together they form a family with 12 children; 8 men and 4 women.
Doña Luisa has made a living by raising, fattening, and selling lambs for 30 years. Doña Luisa buys medium-sized lambs, then raises and fattens them. Later, she sells the lambs to the those who barbecue; the larger and fatter the lamb, the better the pay. This time she is asking for the loan to buy more lambs. She does not know the exact quantity because she does not have the prices, but with the extra money she plans to buy feed.

She tells how she began this work: "My mom also had lambs when I was very young. Since then I have known how to care for these little animals. When I started to live with my husband, I wanted to help with the household expenses and education costs. Since my children were young and I could not go out to work, I dedicated myself to raising lambs. It was the best option because that way I was keeping an eye on my children."

Doña Luisa's lambs are a very good source of income because her husband is sick and cannot work. Thus, when they need money she only has to sell her lambs so that they don't suffer financial problems. However, the trouble that Doña Luisa faces is the lack of a good farmyard because without it her little lambs can get sick and die in lower temperatures. Nevertheless, Doña Luisa wishes to have more lambs so that she and her husband Francisco can live with peace of mind, and also to pay for Don Francisco's treatment.

Likewise, Señoras Yolanda, María Luisa, and Manuela are asking for the loan to be able to buy more lambs to raise, fatten, and sell.
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El grupo “Ranchería” está ubicado en una comunidad que se caracteriza por sus costumbres, las señoras de dicha comunidad aun acostumbran a vestirse con sus trajes típicos, muy coloridos estos trajes son realizados por las mismas señoras, la tela tradicional con la cual realizan sus trajes se llama satín, además como accesorios utilizan un collar enorme en sus cuellos y sus aretes no pueden faltar.

Los habitantes de dicha comunidad se dedican a la cría de animales y al cultivo de maíz. El grupo “Ranchería” está compuesto por cuatro integrantes todas son mujeres muy trabajadoras y responsables. Doña Luisa tiene 64 años de edad está casada con el señor Francisco desde hace 16 años juntos formaron una familia con 12 hijos 8 hombres y 4 mujeres. Doña Luisa se dedica a la cría, engorda y venta de borregos desde hace 30 años la señora Luisa compra sus borreguitos medianos que así la cría y engorda; después, vende sus borreguitos a los barbacoyeros; entre más grande y gordo este el borrego mejor será la paga. Esta vez está solicitando el crédito para comprar más borregos no sabe la cantidad exacta porque los precios no los tiene pero así le sobra dinero también tiene pensado comprar pastura. Platica cómo inicio su actividad “Mi mamá también tenía borregos cuando yo era muy pequeña desde entonces yo se cómo cuidar estos animalitos, inicie a vivir con mi esposo Francisco quise ayudar con los gastos del hogar y gastos de educación porque mis hijos estaban chicos yo no podía salir a trabajar, dedicarme a la crianza de borregos fue la mejor opción porque así estaba al pendiente de mis niños” para Doña Luisa sus borreguitos son una fuente de ingresos muy bueno porque su esposo está enfermo y no puede trabajar. Entonces cuando necesitan dinero solo tiene que vender sus borregos para así no sufrir problemas económicos. Sin embrago, la dificultad que enfrenta Doña Luisa es la falta de un buen corral porque sin él sus borreguitos pueden enfermar y morir por las bajas temperaturas. Sin embargo Doña Luisa desea llegar a tener más borreguitos para poder vivir con tranquilidad ella y su esposo Francisco además también para pagar las el tratamiento de Don Francisco. Así también las señoras Yolanda, María Luisa, Manuela solicitan crédito para poder comprar más borregos para cría, engorda y venta.

Previous Loan Details

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 ... More from Ranchería Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,637,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ranchería Group's $3,875 loan helped a member to buy sheep and feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014