A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy pigs and cows.

El Pantano Teupasenti Group's story

José Luis is 44 years of age and a member of the El Pantano Teupasenti solidarity group. He has four children, and his wife is responsible for the household chores.

José Luis started his business 29 years ago when he bought a pig. The small profits he made were used to buy more pigs, and he now works as a butcher of both pork and beef. He also works as a coffee grower on a smaller scale. He works alone, but when he has a lot of work he takes on temporary employees to help him carry out the work.

José Luis has requested this loan to buy cows for butchering, and plans to buy enough to cover all his customers’ orders. He has not had any problems with his business as of yet as he barely has any competition, and his work generates very good income.

One of his goals is to become the main and most successful pig and cow butcher in the area. This is his third loan from FAMA, and he has made his past repayments on time.

In this group: Martir Orlando, Jose Luis , Felipe Santiago

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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