A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy calves, cows, and vitamins, as well as grocery store merchandise (sugar, beans, corn, chips, soft-drinks).

Las Campesinas Group's story

"Las Campesinas" (Country People), is so named because the group works in the rural areas. It consists of one man and three women, all natives of Ranchería el Chiflón de Nacajuca. They are represented by Flor de Liz Rodríguez, who is single and has a grocery store in her house. María Santa Sánchez Rodrígues has two children, Carlos Rodrígues Sánchez has five children, and Luisa Sánchez Rodríguez has six children.

Luisa asked for a loan so she could raise chickens. The rest of the group wanted a loan for livestock so they could buy calves to raise. Flor de Liz will buy calves and cows as well as merchandise for her store (sugar, beans, corn, chips, and soft-drinks). She dreams of having a well-stocked grocery store so she can satisfy the community's demands, since where she lives there aren't any stores nearby.

This is a very tight-knit group, hardworking and happy. They are in the cattle business and want to use their loan to buy cows. They dream that their children will finish high-school and be able to go to college, too. They offer their appreciation in advance to the Fundación for its great support, and to Kiva for believing in them enough to provide a loan.

In this group: Flor De Liz , Maria Santa , Luisa, Carlos

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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