A loan of $7,725 helped a member to buy food, vaccines, and antiparasitics to have the cows in good condition so they have milk of better quality to sell.


El Cacique Group's story

Maria Cristina is 45 years old and belongs to a group called El Cacique. She says they gave this name to the group because they live close to a hill which name is El Cacique and they are very proud to live there, because from that hill, there's a spectacular view, since it's very high.

She is dedicated to breeding cows to sell their milk. She says her husband taught her to milk the cows, and she has had this business for over 25 years. She says that from the early hours in the day, she and her husband get up to milk the cows to sell the milk fresh. They sell from 25 to 30 liters a day, depending on the milk they get from the cows. They go out to sell to their customers door to door in different towns.

She says she is applying for a loan to Visión Fund to buy food, vaccines, and antiparasitics to have the cows in good condition. She has eight cows and wants to have them in good condition so the milk is of quality. She is very happy to be working with Visión Fund, because the payments aren't that hard. The project she has in mind is to set a small grocery store, so she will be more devoted to her youngest son and also will help him with homework.

The other 21 members of this group are Isidra, Nemesia, Laura Cecilia, Maria Teresa, Alicia, Araceli, Alejandra, Yazmin, Belen, Elsa, Ma. Guadalupe, Rosalinda, Alberta, María Guadalupe, Rosalba, Jannet, Patricia, Tatiana, Mónica, María Guadalupe y Elisenia. They will invest their loans in activities such as buying and selling seasonal fruit, a poultry that sells chicken by kilos, items to stock a grocery store, supplies to make Mexican food to sell, and women, men and children clothing to sell locally.

In this group: Isidra , Nemesia , Maria Cristina, Laura Cecilia, Maria Teresa, Alicia, Araceli, Alejandra, Yazmin, Belen , Elsa, Ma. Guadalupe, Alberta, Rosalba, Rosalinda, María Guadalupe, Jannet*, Patricia, Tatiana, Mónica, María Guadalupe, Elisenia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisabet Falgueras


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