A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy pigs to raise.

Flor De San Antonio Group's story

Elvira Lucia is married and is 52 years old. She has a 5th graD. education, and has 4 children, none of whom are in school. She works in livestock raising domesticated animals, particularly pigs. She started out raising layer chickens, and she has the support of her husband in this work.

She decided to organize a group to request a loan that will allow her to increase her working capital. She is going to buy pigs to raise; when they grow she will be able to sell them and recoup her investment. She wants to have a small farm. The other members of this group have different businesses, including: raising animals, making garments and selling clothing.

In this group: Elvira Lucia, Teodora Catarina, Rosa, Julia, Maria, Cristina Sebastiana, Ana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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