A loan of $2,750 helped a member purchasing sheep to raise.


La Flor Del Jicaral (Flat) Group's story

This group is called LA FLOR DEL JICARAL, because that is the name of the place where they live. There are seven members in the group: Cornelia Ramírez C., Carmela Ramírez, Cristina Solís Pérez, Felipa Hernández C., Gladis María López V., Andrés Ramírez Gómez and Mary Carmen Gómez López. All of them live in the state of Veracruz, and they work raising sheep and pigs, doing household labor or working on farms. Cristina is married and has two children. She works raising sheep, as well as pigs in some seasons. Her husband likes having livestock, since he says it is a form of savings. Cristina is sure that this activity will give her sufficient income to buy a heifer and also begin raising cattle in the future. With this loan, she would like to buy some sheep. Her goal for the future is to give her children a better life, especially the younger one, who is now only six years old. With her earnings, she hopes to improve her quality of life and someday send her son to the university. Cristina says that she feels very comfortable with the group LA FLOR DEL JICARAL, because she is well acquainted with her fellow members and knows that she can trust them. Cristina thinks that it is very good that loan programs such as Kiva exist to help support the activities that allow them to provide for their families. * Note: the woman on the left side of the photo dressed in blue and white is not part of the group; she is only a friend.

In this group: Cornelia, Carmela, Cristina, Felipa, Gladis Maria, Andres, Mary Carmen
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman


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