A loan of $2,325 helped to buy chickens.

Araceli's story

Araceli lives in a small community and her neighbors are very friendly. Some people in the community maintain their native language, called “Mazahua.” Araceli is a hardworking person who always busy tending to her businesses.

She is 42 years old and has a middle school education. She is married to Jose Saul and has two children who attend school. Araceli is asking for a loan through VisionFund and Kiva so she can invest into her chicken selling business. She has a small shop in her house where she serves her customers and also has a chicken farm where she keeps her chickens. She says that the best season for her sales is when there is an important event in the community because it’s when the residents buy more chickens. “I’ve always enjoyed helping with the household expenses and my children’s educations,” and this is why she has no plans to stop doing this.

Araceli previously raised sheep, but they were animals that grew very slowly and her profits were not very good. Now the money is better with chickens. Araceli has no trouble with her business, except when she needs money to buy more animals, but she is able to buy enough thanks to the loan and not have any worries over the coming months. Araceli’s only goal is to be able to grow her business to have greater profits and ensure her children’s education. For Araceli, her children becoming professionals is indispensable.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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