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Total loan: $6,275
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Sorpresa Group


A loan of $6,275 helped a member to buy three lambs and fodder for her flock.


Sorpresa Group's story

The Sorpresa group is made up of eight people, seven women and one man. All of them are very hard-working people. Hilaria is part of the Sorpresa group. She is 44 years old, and she has been married to Juan for 26 years. Together they make up a family with six children, two of whom are still dependent upon them.

Hilaria is a very hard-working person. She says that she has been raising, fattening, and selling sheep for 27 years. She says that she started this business activity because when she was little her parents taught her how to care for these little animals. When she got married to Juan she had to start her own business in order to be able to help with the household expenses and her children’s education because often Juan’s work did not cover the household expenses. Somehow, Hilaria had to help him. She says, “The truth is that I really liked helping my husband in this way because it allowed me to be with my children and not neglect them”.

This time she is requesting the loan to buy more lambs and fodder, which will serve to feed her animals. For years her profits were very good, but she is now facing competition that she has in her own community. Most of her neighbors raise lambs. Therefore, it is more complicated when it is time to sell. People don’t want to pay the price they have normally been paying for lambs. Nevertheless, this does not stop her from achieving her dreams. Hilaria's only goal is to see her children professionally fulfilled. She wants them to be able to finish studying a professional career even though her other children were not able to complete a career.

Hilaria is very happy and grateful to Kiva and Vision Fund for the loan that was granted. The other group members are Leticia, who will invest in her embroidery, Adelina, Juana, Noe, Juliana, Benita, and Graciela will invest in sheep. because they will be able to invest like Leticia will invest in her embroideries and Adelina, Juana, Noe, Juliana, Benita, and Graciela will invest in lambs.

In this group: Adelina, Juana, Letcia, Noe*, Juliana, Benita, Graciela, Hilaria
*not pictured

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: May 23, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: May 23, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: VisionFund Mexico