A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy calves and feed.

Grupo La Union Group's story

Grupo La Unión is made up of five very hardworking and responsible women. They live in a community that is very pretty, but that is set back from the main road and can only be reached by several minutes of walking. All of the group's members are enterprising and and they are a new team that is joining up to work with Vision Fund. They chose their name because their goal is to remain united, especially during hard times. The group's members are Martha Alicia, Wendy, Abigail, and Briana, and they raise animals such as chickens, turkeys, sheep, and calves. Teresa will invest her loan in embroidery. Martha is 52 years old and for 28 years she has been married to Adán, who works in the field for a living. Together they have a family with three children, one of whom is in school. Martha has been raising calves for six years. She learned this business from her husband, as he has always worked in livestock. She hopes to buy five calves with her loan and she wants to have a successful business, as she does not want to work in Mexico City anymore, which she has been doing to help her husband with the household expenses. Martha tells us, "I would like to spend more time with my family, care for my children, and not work so far away anymore. However, the problem we had was a lack of feed for my calves because it is very expensive to buy them and on top of that I have to buy them food because if I don't, the calves get skinny and I can't get a good price for them." This is why the loan will be a great help; to buy the animals and the food they need to keep them in good shape. As a whole, the group is thankful to Kiva and Vision Fund and they are happy with the loans each of the members have received to help improve their businesses.

In this group: Martha Alicia, Abigail, Teresa, Wendy Amairany, Bryana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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