Total loan: $2,375

Para Vivir Mejor Group

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Yondece del Cedro, San Jose del Rincon., Méx., Mexico / Agriculture

Para Vivir Mejor Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy food, medicine and material for building a pen for her little pigs.

Para Vivir Mejor Group's story

In a Mexican community bordered by enormous and lush trees, a natural wealth important for the environment can be found. It has excellent views of the hills and fields covered in beautifully colored flowers. The residents are very appreciative of the rainy seasons since this helps in cultivating different foods. Nonetheless, the lack of public transportation makes access difficult for people wanting to visit the community and above all, for the residents.

Martha is one of the members of the Para Vivir Mejor [To Live Better] group and is characterized by her friendliness and good humor. She has worked raising pigs in the community for six years. She started said work with the firm goal of covering her household costs and funding the education of four of her children since the remaining seven are now independent. “I needed to help out in some way and that is why I shed my fear and started raising these animals” she comments happily.

This work is very stimulating for her since she takes the upmost care so that each of her animals develops in a timely manner. She then sells the specimens to customers from her own community.

On this occasion, and with support from the loan, she will buy food, medicine and building material in order to remodel the corrals she has at her house. She currently has twenty pigs assigned to separate corrals for better care. The earnings she has obtained keep motivating her more and more to fulfill her goals. It goes without saying that she is very thankful for the loans since they have been of great assistance in increasing her production.

The only challenge she has is when the animals get sick. This is why she tries to always have funds to draw on for the veterinarian. One of her dreams is for her children to be able to complete the university degree that they desire.

The other members of the group are Juana and Maria del Carmen who will invest in buying sheep; Berenice in pigs and Lorena in clothing.

*The photograph was taken in the city garden, Martha is wearing a black sweater.