A loan of $5,825 helped a member to buy 50 chicks and 20 rabbits.

Renovación Group's story

The “Renovación” (Renewal) group is located in a beautiful, very large community noted for having very responsible, respectful residents. The group consists of eight women and two men who chose the group name themselves and arose because they used to belong to another group that was called “Granada” but for them separating from it was like starting anew which is why they called it “Renovación.”

The group representative is Herlinda, 55, who’s married to Salomón. They formed a family with children but as of now she no longer has any dependents. Herlinda works raising and fattening up chicks for subsequent sale and on this occasion is requesting the loan from the institution to buy 50 chicks and 20 rabbits. Herlinda relates that she started her activity 25 years ago. She relates: “I started my activity because I wanted to help my husband with household expenses and with my children’s schooling because whenever my husband was without work I could sell one of my chickens and get through an economic tight spot; what I like best is raising the chickens and watch them when they are little and they move around together; my only difficulty to raise them is the lack of a good corral so that they won’t be affected by the cold and get sick because when they get sick they can die and that implies a loss of profits.” Despite these difficulties, she does not become discouraged and her goal is still to have some good sheds to keep her chicks nice and warm to avoid illnesses.

The other group members are Gregoria and Clara who will invest in their grocery stores, Rosario who will buy shoes to sell, Albina, Ángel and Benita who will buy sheep to raise and then sell, Carlos who will buy calves, Rafaela who will buy yarn and finally Carmen who will invest in pigs. They make up the “Renovación” group and are very responsible people who are very enthusiastic about reaching their dreams which is what has propelled them into starting their activities.

In this group: Gregoria, Herlinda, Albina, María Rafaela, Benita, Ma Del Carmen, Carlos, María Clara*, Ángel, Maria Del Rosario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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