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Ilusión Los Lobos Group
In this Group: Margarita, Rosa , Avelina
The "Ilusión los Lobos" group is in a remote community away from the town. To get there, the group needs special transportation. It's a beautiful place, known for having a variety of vegetation and many trees. They speak the Mazahua language in the community. They chose the group's name because of the two meanings of "Ilusión" and because they want to progress and stand out, but also for a place that is special to all of them, "Los Lobos."

Avelina is a member of the group. She loves to smile and is always in a good mood. Her happiness is contagious when talking to her. She is 42, and has been married to Francisco for 27 years. They have six children, two of whom are dependents and in school. Ave, as she's known, works by growing, fattening, and selling pigs. She has done this for ten years. She buys the pigs from a vendor in Michoacán, who sells them at a low price. Ave says, "I started my work with pigs because a woman sold me a small pig because I was interested. However, that pig was heavy and had nine piglets." Ave raised and sold them and earned some income. This is when she decided to make a living from this work. She buys the animals at a young age, barely 40 days old. For four to five months, she feeds them corn and when they reach 100 kilos, she puts them up for sale.

Currently, Ave is requesting a loan to buy supplies such as cement, spokes, lime powder, and blocks to build a larger space for her pigs. Right now, she doesn't have any pigs, but she's thinking she will buy them in December. First, though, she needs an established space. In August, she finished selling off ten pigs. Ave is very happy because thanks to her efforts, she has been able to improve her house with better materials. "Before having children, my husband and I lived in a house made of wood, but since we started raising animals, we've been able to build this plaster house." There doesn't seem to be any particular challenge in her work. Ave says, "My dream is to finish our house with a second level so we can live comfortably with everyone, including our grandchildren. But I'd also like my children to finish school if they can, that they study a professional career path." The other group members are Margarita and Rose, who will invest in raising, fattening, and selling their sheep.
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El grupo “Ilusión los Lobos” se encuentra en una comunidad muy alejada del municipio, para llagar hasta donde se reúne el grupo se necesita de transporte especial. Es un lugar muy bonito, se caracteriza por tener mucha vegetación y una gran cantidad de árboles. En la comunidad aún se habla la lengua mazahua. El nombre del grupo lo eligieron por dos razones "Ilusión" porque quieren progresar y sobresalir pero también por el nombre de un lugar muy especial para todos ellos "Los Lobos". La señora Avelina es la representante del grupo, ella es muy sonriente, siempre está de muy buen humor y su alegría se contagia a la hora de platicar con ella. Tiene 42 años de edad, está casada con el señor Francisco desde hace ya 27 años y juntos formaron una familia con seis hijos de los cuales ya solo dos dependen de dicha pareja y aún asisten a la escuela. Doña Ave, como le llaman, se dedica a la cría, engorda y venta de cerdos desde hace ya 10 años; los compra con un proveedor de Michoacán quien se los deja más baratos. Doña Ave comenta “Inicie mi actividad de los cerdos porque una señora me vendió una cerdita solo tenía curiosidad, pero esa cerdita ya venía cargada: tuvo nueve cerditos". Ave crió y vendió los animalitos y obtuvo buenas ganancias, fue así que decidió dedicarse de lleno a la actividad. Estos animales son comprados desde muy chicos con apenas cuarenta días de nacidos durante cuatro o cinco meses los alimenta con maíz y cuando alcanzan un peso más de 100 kilos los ofrecen para venderlos. En esta ocasión, Ave está solicitando un crédito para comprar material como cemento, varilla, cal, block para la construcción de sus saudas aunque por el momento no tiene ningún cerdo está pensando que los comprará en el mes de diciembre, pero quiere tener un lugar ya bien establecido. En el mes de agosto terminó de vender sus 10 cerdos. Doña Ave está muy contenta porque gracias a su esfuerzo han podido levantar sus casas de material más reforzado. “Anteriormente mis hijos, esposo y yo vivíamos solo en unas casas de madera pero desde que iniciamos con la cría de estos animales hemos podido levantar nuestra casa de colado”. Al parecer no presenta ningún reto importante en su actividad. Doña Ade comenta “Mi sueño es poder terminar nuestra casa en un segundo nivel para vivir cómodamente con toda mi familia incluso mis nietos, pero también me gustaría que mis niños terminaran de estudiar y si se puede, que estudien una carrera profesional.” Las integrantes del grupo son Doña Margarita y Rosa quienes invertirán en la cría, engorda y venta de sus borregos.

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  • $15,600
    Average annual income
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  • $18,753,000
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ilusión Los Lobos Group's $1,850 loan helped a member to buy supplies such as blocks, cement, lime powder, wire, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Sep 30, 2013
Listed
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014