A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy material to make a fish tank and to buy fish food.

Las Guadalupanas Group's story

Socorro is 39 years old. She has been raising and selling fish (rainbow trout) for over ten years. She has a pond at her house where she raises and feeds them. She says that they come to measure 40 to 60 centimeters, and they come to weigh as much as 500 grams or more. She also says that she gives them food called “pellet”, which is comprised of flour and fish. She feeds them one or two times a day. She sells them when they are between four and five months old.

She says that it is a nice, strong fish, and its meat is very nutritious. It is also very hygienic because it is not able to live in dirty waters or it will die. She goes to the town of Zitácuaro to sell them. She takes them in a tank that she has set up in a truck.

She says that she is requesting the loan now because she wants to buy food. She also wants to make another pond so that they are in a better environment. She says she sells the most in the months of March and April. She hopes that with the loan her fish will have a better environment.

The names of the other four members of the group are Marisol, Remedios, Felipa, and Claudia. They will use the loan to buy items for a grocery store and to buy and sell turkeys.

In this group: Marisol, Remedios, Felipa, Claudia, Socorro

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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