Total loan: $3,175

Ranchería Group

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Rancheria, San Jose del Rincon, , Mexico / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy lambs for her animal sales business.

Ranchería Group's story

For a certain community of the State of Mexico, rain is a vital gift from nature because, with her, the crops grow big and fresh while the grass becomes abundant and feeds the animals. There are five women who are from there and whose characteristic seal is that they conserve the traditions and native language between them.

María Luisa was convinced the moment she started a family that she also needed to have a job to bring income into her home. Raising animals looked like the best option to achieve her goal because, adding to her earnings, she had the time she needed to look after her children. At the beginning, she did not have a duly established farmyard and only raised a few animals. Now she has a well-cemented farmyard and a greater production, thanks to the support of VFMéxico in a large degree.

"The loan has helped me improve my business and contribute to paying the household expenses," says a happy María Luisa.

With the new loan opportunity, she can buy three small lambs, which are the best-selling animals in the community, especially to the people who make a living making traditional Mexican barbacoa. The goal that she has in mind is to increase her clientele to receive better earnings and be able to save for her retirement. However, she has no plans to retire soon because work is the only way to feel alive, as she says.

Other members of the group are Yolanda, Maria Luisa C, Maribel and Maria Manuela, who will invest into lambs.

*The photo was taken in front of the town church. María Luisa F. is dressed in traditional clothing from the region.