Total loan: $6,000

Aroma Group

Dolores Hidalgo, San Felipe del Progreso, Méx., Mexico / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy 4 more pigs and metal sheets to remodel the farmyard.

Aroma Group's story

Adela is a very happy and hard-working person. She is 52 years old and a single mother of three children, of which only one depends on her and is in secondary school.

Adela has worked raising animals such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigs and lambs for 25 years. She has recently asked for a loan to buy 4 more pigs and metal sheets to remodel the farmyard, because the rainy season has begun and she needs to keep her animals in the best condition.

She decided to start this job because it is custom in the community that she lives in, as well as because she needed to find a way to support her children. She learned the work thanks to her mother, making her very precious because she also receives earnings and in a way she helps the community to sell better quality animals because they are cared for at home. One of the biggest challenges that Adela has is when the animals get sick and she has to invest part of her earnings into vitamins and veterinarians. With the earnings, Adela also managed to begin to sell sweets and snacks. She invests the earnings from this work completely into her children's education. If that were not enough, VFMéxico supported her to have a home garden and she has begun to sell some vegetables in the community.

Adela's goal is that all of her children finish studying a professional career that they can put into practice. Recently, her son José Luis finished his Teaching Certification, an achievement that she can attribute to the support of the loans from VFMéxico, who allowed her to continue with her work. "Thanks to the loans, I now have my animals, my snack stall and the garden that the institution gave me."

The other members of the group are Maria Maura, Agripina and Angélica (chickens and turkeys), Ma Lourdes, Maria Teresa and Adriana (pigs), Magdalena (ironworks), and Elma Edith (sheep).

*The photo was taken on the stairs of the town kiosk. Adela is dressed in a purple sweater and is positioned in the back.