A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy feed and vaccines.

El Progreso (Flat) Group's story

Genaro is 55 years old and single. He did not attend school. He says that he learned to farm when he was very young but he had always wanted to work in his own business in order to earn a little more money. A little over 13 years ago, Genaro started raising lambs. He works from home where he built a small pen for his lambs. Every day he takes them out to graze. He says "my work is lovely but you have to know how to care for these little animals because they are delicate. If one of them becomes ill or all of them become ill, you have to vaccinate them and give them a lot of care". Genaro says that he makes most profits during holiday times because that is when he sells most lambs. They also make him profits when they have babies. Genaro will invest this loan in buying feed and vaccines so that he can continue working in his business. He hopes, in the future, to invest his profits in buying construction supplies because he would like to build premises and start a new business.

The other members of this group are:

Herminia - who runs a nutrition club.
Patricia - who sells groceries.
Rosario - who sells footwear.
Alicia - who runs a nutrition club.
Dor Luz - who sells food.
Donaciano - who buys and sells scrap metal.

In this group: Patricia, Donaciano, Genaro, Herminia, Dora Luz, Rosario, Alicia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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