Las Nenas Group
Update on Las Nenas GroupYolanda, an enthusiastic and cheerful woman, wants to get her family ahead, and that is her priority despite the adversities that she has had moving her business forward. Yola, as her friends call her lovingly, is 52 and part of the group called “Las Nenas” (the Girls) She says that her companions chose this name because in this group all the women are thought to be pretty and lively and cheerful. She has had a grocery store for 7 years and she set it up to have a little more income to help her husband.
Now she tells us she is having problems because 8 months ago she started to lose her sight because of her diabetes and so she will have surgery in a few days. She says that she is a little nervous but she prays to God that her operation will come out well since she needs to have the cataracts removed. She tells us that she badly needs the loan so that her store will be well supplied. This is because there will be days when she can’t leave after the surgery and will then spend all her time in the store instead of going out to sell typical snack foods on weekend evenings. She will use the loan to buy milk, eggs, sugar, beans, cans of tuna and sardines, oil, soap, etc. One of her dreams is to expand her business and to have a little of many products so that the people in her neighborhood don’t have to travel to other areas to buy their staple items. She is married to José Antonio and he helps her a lot with her business. They have an 18-year old son who is in high school.
The other eleven members of the group are: Rosalba, Alma Yanet, Lizbeth, María Minerva, Gloria, Alicia, María del Socorro, Celia, Claudia Minerva, Alma Delia and María Beatriz. They will use their loans to buy bedspreads, purses, typical snacks, sweets, fried foods, juices, shoes through catalogs and supplies of beauty products and perfumes, ingredients to make popsicles, oysters, etc.
Las otras once integrantes del grupo se llaman Rosalba, Alma Yanet, Lizbeth, María Minerva, Gloria, Alicia, María del Socorro, Celia, Claudia Minerva, Alma Delia y Ma. Beatriz, ellas invertirán sus créditos para la compra de colchas, bolsas, antojitos mexicanos, dulces, frituras, jugos, zapatos por catalogo, surtir productos de belleza y perfumería, insumos para hacer paletas de hielo, ostionería, etc.
Previous Loan DetailsMrs. Minerva is part of the group Las Nenas, she sells used clothing, second hand electrical appliances, and by night she has a taco stand where she sells beef and steak tacos and tacos al pastor (traditional pork tacos). She has been doing this for over 2 years and says that she started this… More from Las Nenas Group's previous loan »
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