A loan of $2,025 helped a member to buy two pigs.

Union De Cabecera Group's story

The group “Unión de Cabecera” consists of 10 hardworking and responsible members. They live in a very small town called Cabecera, a place where the people are humble and modest. The name was chosen by the members because they consider themselves to be a unified group and they also included the place where they live.

María Josefa, or Doña Jose as she is affectionately called, is a member of this group. She is 37 years old and has been married for 13 years to Sr. Fernando, who works as a mechanic. They formed a family that includes two children who are in school. Doña Jose explains that she was with the group, left for a while, and then returned and rejoined the group. This time she is requesting a loan in order to buy two pigs. She says that if she had a little extra money, she would buy blocks and sheets of lumber for building a pen since has no place to keep the animals at the moment. Doña Jose says that this is the first time she will be raising pigs, so she is very pleased to be starting this activity because she wants to help her husband with the household expenses. Her only difficulty at the moment is that she does not have a pen to hold the pigs, but she hopes to get a loan in order to build one. For Doña Jose, one of her goals is to see her children finish their studies so that they can have better opportunities in life. She would like to see them study for a degree. Her earnings will be a significant help with the household expenses, her children's education, and other things.

The group “Unión de Cabecera” also includes the following members:
• Silvia, María Imelda, and Ángela will invest in their grocery stores.
• Flora will buy chickens and turkeys to raise and sell.
• Juan will buy sheep to raise and sell.
• Victoria will invest in stationery.
• Ma Concepción and Sandra will invest in chickens to raise and sell.
• Doña Manuela will buy pork cutlets and corn on the cob to prepare and sell.
All of the members are extremely grateful to Vision Fund (FRAC) and to Kiva for providing this loan.

In this group: Angela, Silvia, Flora, Manuela, Victoria, Ma Concepcion, Sandra, María Imelda, María Josefa, Juan Edemar

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