A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy livestock such as lambs and cows to fatten and then sell in the same region.

Maguellitos Group's story

Sebastián Pérez Hernández lives in San Juan neighborhood, in the town of Coapilla, in the State of Chiapas, Mexico. He lives with his partner Elena Pérez Pérez and has a son called Sebastián who works to help them with their household finances.

Sebastián requested a loan to invest in buying and selling livestock such as lambs and cows which he fattens and then sells in his region. His business is doing well. He tells us that he has been in the business for three years and it has provided him with good results.

He started out in this business on his own initiative since, in order to get his family ahead in life, he had to have some means of support, some way of making income so that they could survive. His loans have been helping him a lot.

Every time he makes a sale, he saves the money and buys more livestock so that when he needs to, he has animals available to sell again. In this way he continues working for his family. Although his family is small, he wants to provide them with the best.

Sebastián tells us that he no longer needs anything, only for God to continue granting him with life so that he can continue working and to have the most valuable thing which is his family.

Sebastián is a member of the "Maguellitos" group which has three members: one man and two women. They gave the group this name because where they live there are 'maguey' (American aloe) plants.

The members of the group are:

María Méndez López, who will invest her loan in buying lambs to sell in her region
Míguela Hernández López, who will invest her loan in buying cows and lambs
stián Pérez Hernández, who will invest his loan in buying and selling lambs and cows.

In this group: Maria , Miguela , Sebastian

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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