A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy sheep and food for them.

El Rincon Group's story

Don Silvino is from an indigenous Mazahua community, in which the majority of people work making handicrafts from the Ocoshal leaf and woven wool.

Don Silvino has made a living raising sheep for over 30 years. This is because he never studied, as his parents did not have the means to send him to school and the closest one was very far away from his community at that time.

At the moment, he has 13 sheep and is requesting a loan to maintain their pen, because bad weather and its bad state of repair have already led to the death of several lambs, and it is cold and hails in his community. He also says that he will buy food, vitamins, and deparasiting treatments to keep them in better condition and thus sell them for a better price.

He explains that in December he makes the most sales and the schools close. Due to the celebrations held and traditions of his community they make a lot of food and invite people from other communities to celebrate the holidays. Don Silvino says that if he gets a loan he can improve his business and he feels grateful to VisionFund. The other members of the group are called Gonzalo, Albina and Eliseo. They will invest their loans in buying manure and fertilizers to grow avocados.

In this group: Gonzalo, Silvino, Albina, Eliseo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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