A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy lambs and feed.

Guadalupe Chico Group's story

"Guadalupe Chico" is made up of seven members, all new to VisionFund Mexico. They say that a neighbor recommended they ask for their loan because their interest rates are very low, and they decided to approach the institution. They explain that from the start, all the employees of VFM gave them a lot of confidence, and that motivated them even more to start their business.

The place where the members live is a very quiet community where corn, broad beans and other beans, squash, etc., can be grown. The biggest festival is November 2; in fact, it is a great Mexican tradition in which all the dead are celebrated.

Carmen is the group's representative. She is 29 years old and has been in a common-law marriage for 7 years with Erick, who works the land. They have formed a family with three children, who go to school. While Carmen's husband works as a day laborer on the land, she raises and fattens lambs. Recently, she sold all her animals, but the loan will allow her to buy some more again. She also wants to use one part of the money to buy feed and material to build a pen. Since she started raising lambs, Carmen has been successful. They have never gotten sick and she has not lost even one of them. "In reality, the lambs are my thing, but I would love to have other animals like chickens and cows."

All the members are very happy and thankful for the loan, but they also promise to make their payments on time and not to disappoint the confidence placed in them. Juan, Rosa, Laura, and Félix will invest in their lambs; Maribel in her boiled corn mill, and Concepción in turkeys.

In this group: Carmen*, Juan, Maribel, Laura, Maria Concepcion, Maria Felix, Rosa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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