A loan of $2,400 helped a member to buy lambs to raise.

Los Encinos Group's story

Maria is originally from an area called La Barranca, a beautiful place with spectacular landscapes. She’s part of a group called El Encinal and she tells us that the members decided to name it that way because there are many oak trees (Encino in Spanish) in the place when they hold their meetings. Maria has five children and was recently widowed. She raises sheep and grows avocados and she and her husband had been doing this together for eight years. They decided to start this business so that they could help their children get ahead and be able to establish careers.

She is asking for this loan in order to buy lambs to raise and sell in her area. She also sells avocadoes and tells us that she gets the best prices during the rainy season. It’s from those earnings that she saves up to buy her children’s school supplies, especially now that they are getting ready to begin a new school year.

Maria’s goal is to get ahead with her children and open a small grocery store in her home, so that she can better care for her children.

In this group: Eulalia, Maria Del Carmen, Maria Luisa, Apolinar, Maria, Alicia Dolores*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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