A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy fabric, buttons, zippers, etc.

Cebada Y Trigo Group's story

“Salvation and Perfection” are the meanings the four members chose for “ Cebada y Trigo” which is a communal bank in VisionFund to identify it from other groups. Not only this but they are grounded in a spiritual aspect says Regina, the leader of the group, as not only in religion do we have to act in the best manner possible to keep all the doors open. Also the words are important for Regina, Ma Rutila, Roxana y Cristina in order to become a perfect and united group which has allowed them to continue together and reap the benefits that that union gives them.

VisionFund has motivated their clients to continue with their businesses so they can generate the resources they need to have a better quality of living and more importantly benefit the children of the members. Regina is a very enthusiastic leader, hard-working and with many dreams. So the other members of the group elected her as the representative of the“Cebada y Trigo” group. She says that she learned about the organization and the loan payments that are adapted to their clients from her sister.

Regina who is in the front part of the photo has a special taste for fashion. A few years ago she studied a fashion design course but for financial reasons she could not carry out one of her dreams, which is to make tradition clothing used in dancing to exhibit national folklore. But it is never too late to start. She now has a sewing machine and in her spare time she makes clothing. When she has an order she fills it with much love and dedication. She will use the credit to buy fabric, buttons, zippers and other material to continue with her work.

On the other hand, Rutilia is the head of her household. She says she no longer lives with her husband and she puts more effort into providing the best for her family, which is her 17 year old son who is still studying. She wants to offer a better quality of living to her son and with the loan will continue to raise calves. Roxana despite her young age, has seen that life is not easy and has had to find out how to sustain herself. Her marriage is approaching and she radiates with happiness as she waits with some anxiety the arrival of the greatest gift that there is on earth, a child. She wants to give it the best when she holds it in her arms. Thanks to the loan she can buy lambs and start raising animals. Then she won't have to worry about taking care of her guests that will share such an important date with her and her husband. Finally Cristina wants to help with the household expenses, mentions that VisionFund has given her a hand in starting her business of selling clothes. Before she had a small stand with little variety in clothing but with the loan she can buy more merchandise that her clients want. So they are all putting their confidence in getting ahead thanks to your help and their effort.

In this group: Regina , Ma Rutilia, Roxana , Cristina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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