Total loan: $3,725

Las Primaveras Group

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Tierra Blanca, Ver, Ver., Mexico / Agriculture

Las Primaveras Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy feed for the hens, and three piglets.

Las Primaveras Group's story

The "Las Primaveras" [The Springs] is located close to a "Lienzo charro," which is an arena specially built to practice Mexico's national sport: charrería [a competitive event similar to rodeo]. Every year, a famous cattle fair takes place here, featuring horse races, rodeos, and of course, the exhibition of local and foreign cattle. In addition, it is a local celebration; the entrance is free and people make big dancing events.

On the other hand, the name of the group was chosen by its members, because it represents the season of the year they enjoy the most. The members are: Nohemí and Eulalia, who sell food; Yolanda, cosmetics and lingerie; Guadalupe, shoes; María, imitation jewelry; Rubí, clothes; Perla A. and Ventura, purses; Perla B., who raises pigs and hens; Isidora, who owns an internet café; Georgina, who sells milk, cheese, pigs, and hens; and finally Bernardo, who drives a taxi.

Perla B. is the group's founder and a hardworking person, committed to her family, which is comprised of her husband Amadeo, and her three daughters, who are adults now. She has been working with commercial activities since she was a young girl, because her family used to raise hens and sell eggs.

Her main motivation has always been her family, so she has inculcated the value of working in both her daughters and her grandchildren since they were very young. She always tells them: "If you do not work, you will not have money, nor the satisfaction of being economically independent."

With the profits she makes, and her husband's salary, they could pay for their daughter's education, enlarge their home, improve the hen's pen, and build a barn for the pigs. After ten years of raising livestock, she feels satisfied and thankful to the people who trust her.

This time, she has applied for a loan to buy feed for her hens, and three piglets to raise.

* The picture was taken in Perla B.'s backyard; she is wearing a red blouse. The three small girls shown in the picture are her granddaughters.