A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy vitamins, de-worming medicines and feed for his sheep.


El Calvario Group's story

Miguel, 66, is a native of the indigenous community of Mazahua-Otomí. He is a member of the communal bank "El Calvario." He says that for 3 years he has been raising and selling sheep, and he also has a small grocery store in his house where he sells basic consumer products. His wife helps him to tend to the small business. He says that he decided to start up these businesses so that he could stay closer to his home, and because he could not get work as a day-laborer on farms due to his age and some ailments that he suffers from.

Miguel says that he has a number of sheep that he goes to sell every Thursday in a livestock market that is located about a half an hour from his house. At this market, he can sell at a good price. At this time, he is requesting a loan from Vision Fund to buy feed, vitamins, and de-worming medicines for his animals so that he will be able to sell them at the best price.

The other three member of this group are Ruperta, Olivia and Gustavo. They are also requesting loans to buy feed for their sheep and other livestock.

In this group: Ruperta, Olivia, Gustavo, Miguel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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