A loan of $4,050 helped a member buying food and fodder.


Las Coquetas Lindas Group's story

This group is called the "Coquetas Lindas" (Beautiful Coquettes). They are located in an area called the Community, in Jilotepec, in the state of Mexico in Mexico. The group is made up of 11 members.


Melquiades Hernández Hernández is a member of the group. She is 50 years old, has three years of schooling, is a merchant, and has a total of 7 children (2 girls and 5 boys). Her business is raising sheep which she has been doing for 30 years. She started the business shortly after she was married with just one young sheep, which grew, and late she bought an ewe, and from there she grew the business. She picked a pair to continue breeding and the rest she sold with a horse and a burro that she had to buy dishes and crockery for her home. With the pair of lambs that kept she kept breeding more sheep and now she is asking for a loan to buy food and fodder to feed them. This will also allow her to buy more sheep and expand her business to earn more money and continue supporting her husband's efforts to construct a house for them to provide a better life for their family. She considers the loan a great opportunity.
Isabel L. D. is the treasurer of the group. She is 28 years old, went to school until the third year of high school, is married, and has two children (a girl and a boy). She has been raising pigs for the last 5 years. She is asking for a loan to buy food to fatten up the pigs that she has so that once they are ready to be sold she can buy more and little by little expand her business and income. This way she has the possibility to help out with the household expenses and provide her children a healthier diet. She hopes that she will one day have more pigs and a greater income so that one day she will be able to finish her kitchen and a bedroom for her children


The other members of the group are:
- Esperanza Zuñiga Hijinio (Sells groceries)
- Cindia A. D. (raises sheep)
- Federica Hernández Hernández (sells vegetables)
- Karina Hernández Hernández (raises milk cows)
- Vicenta Hernández Hernández (sells tortillas)
- Esther Adriana L. Hernández (Sells Jarcería)
- Flora Hernández Hernández (Raises turkeys and chickens)
- Margarita Martínez V. (raises chicken)
- María Hernández Hernández (sells vegetables)

In this group: Melquiades , Vicenta , Isabel , Esperanza , Cindia , Federica , Karina , Esther Adriana , Flora , Margarita *, Maria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Coffman



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