A loan of $4,400 helped a member comprara 2 borregos y pastura para los mismos borregos.


Sorpresa Group's story

The Sorpresa group is made up of 5 hard-working women and one man, who do whatever is possible to provide their families with a better quality of life. The group members are Adelina, Juana, Leticia, Juliana, Benita and Noé; all of the members are applying for this loan to invest it in buying lambs. Only Leticia (Lety) will use it for her embroidery business. The group name was chosen by Lety, who says that they decided to use this name because the day that the institution called at the house to invite them to apply for their loan, she was very surprised by it and she thought that this was a good choice for a name.

Another member, Benita, is 46 and married to Pablo who is a bricklayer. They have lived together for quite some time and have a family of six children, three of whom still live at home and go to school.

Benita raises sheep which she buys when they are young, and fattens them for three or four months to sell. Sometimes a customer wants a baby lamb, which she also sells. She has been in business for 20 years, "I began raising sheep through another micro-lending instititution and never ran into any problems, except for sheep illness, but nothing serious." Benita is an enthusiastic worker whose greatest goal is to see her daughters finish their careers so they can have a better quality of life. The members of the group are very grateful to Vision Fund and KIVA for the loan since it will allow them to improve their business activities.

In this group: Adelina, Juana, Letcia, Noe, Juliana, Benita

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


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