Update on Poetas GroupRodrigo is 30 years old and says that he completed his studies up to the third year at the local high school. After seeing no future in his town, he decided to move a few years later to Mexico City where he enrolled in beauty school and learned the skills of the trade very well. As a young boy, he enjoyed giving haircuts so he chose this career because he saw that it would be a good business. He now has an aesthetics practice in town that he started seven years ago. One of his challenges is being able to pay the rent since the rates have gotten so high. Rodrigo says that he is requesting a loan to buy beauty products such as crèmes, makeup, nail polish for manicures and pedicures, shampoo, dyes, bleaches, and liquid products used on the hair. He indicates that all of the products that are used on his customers are purchased in Mexico City from different stores that offer low prices. This allows him to earn some profit. Rodrigo is married to Sra. Yunuen and has a child in elementary school. One of his dreams is to open a shop in his home so that he can avoid paying rent.
The other group members are Irma, Teresa, Eduardo, Beatriz Elizabeth, Maria Alejandra, Pablo, Janet, and Olga. They will invest their loans in spare parts, seasonal fruits and legumes, styling products, women's clothing and shoes through a catalog, poultry, furs, and groceries.
Previous Loan DetailsIrma is a member of the Poetas group. The members of the group tell us that they chose this name because it is the name of the area where they meet. Irma is 42 years old and has three dependent children. She tells us that she has owned an auto parts store for 19 years. She and her husband b... More from Poetas Group's previous loan »
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