A loan of $2,825 helped a member to pay for vaccines, antiparasitics, and food.

Ejercito Mexicano (Flat) Group's story

Elizabet is twenty-six and has only a junior high school education. She's married to Rafael, with whom she has two little children. She's a member of a group called "Ejercito Mexicano" [Mexican Army], made up of four people who decided to give it that name because it's the name of the street where they meet so it's easy to identify. The group is located in the community of Cerro Mojarra (La Capilla) where there are two sources of employment: fishing and growing sugar cane.

Elizabet says that she and her husband had some savings that they wanted invest in a business that would provide them more income in the future, so they decided to raise young sheep. They've been at it for about a year and their herd has been growing little by little.

They'll make their profit when they sell some of the sheep. Elizabet says that the business requires time and dedication because they have to pasture the sheep very early every morning. Later they have to water and corral them, which means they have to clean the corrals every day.

Elizabet is most happy because, thanks to the business, she'll be able to continue to send her kids to school in the future. A Vision Fund loan will help buy vaccines, antiparasitics, and food for their sheep.

She and her group are grateful for the support for their businesses have gotten from these loans.

In this group: Yanet, Teresa, Elizabet, Genoveva

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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