A loan of $2,450 helped a member purchase sheep and pastures.


El Cerrito Group's story

The "El cerrito" group is located in a very small community where transportation is very limited. The group is located at the top of a hill (cerrito). The members of the group mention that in the past, it was a plain but it has converted into a little hill. Francisca is 64 years old. She is married to Francisco. They do not have any dependents. Francisca raises and sells animals. This time, she has requested a loan in order to purchase three sheep and feed since she has to purchase it every month.
She says that she always liked to take care of animals. Taking care of them in this way lets the animals grow big and strong. She learned these skills from her mother. The biggest challenge that Francisca faces is during the drought since she cannot feed her animals. For this reason, Francisca only has three sheep at her house. There are five at her daughter’s house. There are no fresh pastures where Francisca lives. There are a few where her daughter lives. Her grandson also takes them out to the pastures in the afternoon. Francisca is very grateful because thanks to the loan, she will be able to purchase pasture land. In addition to the land, she can start her small candy shop. Since the start of the loan, she has been saving all of her earnings. With these, she can put money into the shop. Francisca’s goals are to improve her quality of life and to not be so preoccupied about money when she or her husband gets sick and they don’t have money to pay medication expenses. While Francisca will invest in the sheep, Alfredo, Natila, Marcela, Victoria Leticia and Tomasa also will invest in sheep. In general, all the members are very grateful for the granted loan since they can now purchase their little animals.

In this group: Francisca , Natalia , Victorina, Alfredo, Marcela , Leticia *, Tomasa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson


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