A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy piglets.

5 De Mayo Group's story

The new group members are María Manuela who will use the loan to buy chicks to raise and Virginia who will buy pig feed. The other members continue with the activities they’ve been carrying out.

Yecenia, 33, is married; her husband’s a bricklayer. They have three boys, two are in elementary school and the other one hasn’t started school yet. She raises pigs, chickens and calves. She asked for the loan to buy piglets to raise and then sell. She started her business 11 years ago. Her mother raised pigs and that’s where she learned. Her mother gave her her first litter of pigs to raise. Her business is important because it helps her feed, clothe and provide shoes for her family. The challenges she faces are the rising costs of animal feed; corn prices rose. Her business has helped her family because they get food from it, there are chickens to eat, eggs to make into meals. Her dreams and hopes are to build a kitchen and that her children have separate bedrooms, that they have resources to send their children to school, to buy school supplies and uniforms.

The group members want to say to Kiva and to Fundación Realidad: “Many thanks and please keep lending to us so that we can continue advancing. Thanks to you we are able to get ahead and you help us live better with our families.”

In this group: Isabel, Eufrocina, Yecenia, Victorina, Maria Manuela, Virginia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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