A loan of $1,000 helped a member to pay for the purchase of small pigs to fatten and later sell.

Los Helechos Group's story

Señora Alicia lives in a pretty area. She is married to Señor Donaciano, with whom she has eight children. Four of them are married, and the other four are still her responsibility.

She is requesting this loan to invest in the purchase of pigs to fatten and later sell in the same location. She has been practicing this activity for five years and eight months, and comments that it's going very well for her, as it has improved her household income.

Her inspiration for this activity was to be able to help her husband with household income, and so be able to help those children who remain at home to move ahead in life. Her husband works in the fields and sells oranges when they are in season.

What she most desires is to continue working in this small business. With each day that passes, her income improves and so she can move her family ahead in life.

The other people who make up this group are: Señor Tomas, who will invest his loan in purchasing materials for making cinder-blocks, and also Señora María Ruth who will invest her loan in the purchase of old iron which she will later sell by the kilo.

In this group: Maria Ruth, Alicia, Tomas

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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