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Total loan: $3,525
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Los Encinos Group


A loan of $3,525 helped a member buy small turkeys and feed.


Los Encinos Group's story

Luisa is 43 years old and says that she is part of the Los Encinos group; they have this name because where they live there are many encino trees. She is originally from Barranca a place that is full of vegetation and the main work activity is breeding and selling lambs, turkeys, cows and harvesting avocadoes. Luisa says that she did not have the means to get an education since her parents did not have enough money to send her to a school since it was too far away and did not have enough for transportation. She has worked for over 10 years breeding lambs, turkeys and chickens, she also has a small avocado orchard that she tends to and sells the fruit during the harvest season. Luisa says that she needs a loan to buy small turkeys and feed; she says that she breeds them all year long and when they are big sells them in her home or at a nearby central market. Luisa sells more turkeys during December for the end of year celebrations and in July when school is out.

The other nine people in the communal bank are named Eulalia, María del Carmen, María, Alicia Dolores, María Angélica, Lorena, Antolina, Ricarda and Adela. They will use their loans to buy feed and vaccines to fatten up the lambs, buy lambs, feed for pigs, and buy pigs.

In this group: Eulalia, Maria Del Carmen, Maria Luisa, Maria, Alicia Dolores, María Angélica, Lorena, Antolina, Ricarda*, Adela
*not pictured

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: May 23, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: May 23, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico