A loan of $3,225 helped a member to restart her cattle raising business.

Tiacaque Group's story

This group is called “TIACAQUE” because that’s the name of the community and the name means “place where the water rises between cliffs” because the community is located on top of a small hill and between some dams.

It is located in the community of Tiacaque, México, which has a tourist center of the same name noted for its trout hatcheries. Adjacent are the communities of San Francisco Cheje and Ejido de Malacota. It’s a place where residents, for the most part, raise livestock: sheep, calves, doves and wild animals in general.

The group has 12 members. One of them is María Cristina O. M., 28. She finished secondary school and she comments that she wants to use her business to help her husband so that their children can become professionals as well as learn to run a business so that some day they can have their own.

She is married and has two children, a boy and a girl. She raises sheep that she sells in the Ixtlahuaca market on Mondays and also to neighbors and relatives primarily.

She started four years ago not thinking it would become a source of income. She enjoys the business because profits she earns from it provide a few comforts for her children but especially guarantees that they have enough to eat.

Her dedication and perseverance will make good sales possible because she has faced difficulties, like animal disease and death, in the past. However, with help from the loan she will rise above these problems and keep her business safe.

In this group: Adriana, Griselda, Maria Del Carmen, Maria De Lourdes, Lilia, Maria Cristina, Rosa Maria, Magdalena, Ma Cristina, Esperanza, Antonia, Irais

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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