A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy sheep and pasture.


Altamirano Group's story

The group Altamirano is made up of 8 people all of whom are very hard working women. It is a group that like to live characterized by the great friendship that is between them. The members of the group talked among each other and chose the name because of where the group began and where they met, on a farm with the name Altamirano". Elvira, a member of the group, is 44 years old, and is married to Delfino who works in the fields. They started a family 25 years ago with 5 children of whom 2 are still dependents who are studying. Elvira raises sheep for a living, and has done so for 20 years. She began her job because she wanted to help her husband with the household expenses. At that time her 5 children were very young and the expenses were great. It was for this reason and Elvira became motivated to begin raising lambs. She is currently requested a loan from the institution to purchase 2 lambs and pasture. Elvira buys small animals to raise, grow large and strong, and then sell them. She says that many times in the season of parties, weddings, baptisms, etc. they go to her home to purchase the lambs. She says, "I like very much when my sheep give birth to their lambs. For me it is a big satisfaction because I see the lambs grow." Her only difficulty is her lack of a good shed and and her lambs get sick and die and for Elvira this represents a loss of earning and her investment. Elvira's goal is to be able to have more lambs and pigs to raise and sell, and to increase her income to cover the costs of her children's education so that they can have a better quality of life. Team members are María Isabel, Patricia, Jessica, Ma Albertha will invest in buying and selling pigs for breeding. Teresa and María Eva will invest in the purchase and raising of lambs to sell. Finally Anayely will invest in chickens to raise and sell. They are all very grateful to Vision Fund and Kiva for the loan offered to them. It will be a great help to improve their businesses.

In this group: Patricia, Teresa, Elvira, María Isabel, Anayely , Jessica Saray, María Eva, Ma Albertha

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Yamaoka


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