El Arenal Group
Update on El Arenal GroupThe "El Arenal" (the sandy spot) group is made up of seven very hard-working woman who have always lived in the same community. The women themselves chose this name for the group because the area where they live has some of the best sand you can ever find. One member of the group, Isabel, tells us that she is 32 years old and has been married to Abranm, a trader, for 32 years. Together, they had a family but now their children are independent. Isabel has always lived in the same community and for 20 years she has been selling household products. She started this because as a child she always saw her parents and neighbours that would sell at the markets and then, when she married, she wanted to help her husband with the household bills. Her daughters studied and she wanted the best for them. Isabel is applying for a loan in order to buy more merchandise, such as strainers, blender cups, items for pressure cookers, spoons, cloths and floor cloths. Isabel is very happy because, thanks to the loan from Kiva and Vision Found, she will be able to buy everything she needs. She says that she has always walked the streets to sell her products. She thinks that she does not have any difficulties because she is reliable in what she does in case they stop her from selling in peace. Perhaps her sales are low though she says: "One day I would like to have my own place where we could sell our products. I think our profits would increase so much because customers would know where to find us much more easily and we would sell more". All the members of the group also have dreams and so they are all applying for a loan. Zenaida will use hers to buy novelty items; Rosa will buy blender cups and household products; Veronica will invest in items for Christmas; Gloria will buy socks and blender cups; Rosa Ma will buy fibres and household products; and, finally, Alicia will buy for her grocery store. These are all the members of the group.
Previous Loan DetailsThe “Arenal” (Sands) group is composed of eight women who are from the same locality, San Agustin Mextepec. They tell us they have known each other since they were very young and have always lived near one another. They chose their name themselves and chose “Arenal” because they live where there ... More from El Arenal Group's previous loan »
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