Update on Sol GroupGriselda is 40 years old. She is from a community that is rich in culture and history, called Zitacuaro in Michoacán, México. She is part of a group called Sol. She says that she has been working for five years with VisionFund to be able to get her business ahead. selling underwear for the whole family. She says that she started her business because she separated from her husband five years ago and she didn't have a stable job, so she decided to sell underwear, children's underwear, school stockings for girls and socks for men, women and children. She buys them in Mexico City since they have lower prices there. She says she sells her merchandise with payment plans and up front because sometimes people can't pay her everything and she gives them one week and two week payment plans. She goes to Mexico City to stock up every month. She says that she would like to expand her business and also sell women's clothing but in a stable business set up in her house, although she likes to sell the underwear door to door because she has time to care for her three children and that motivates her to get ahead.
She says: "thank you for giving me these loans. My business has grown and that has helped me get ahead alone with my children." The other members of the group are named Martha, Laura Angélica, Argelia, América, Karen Alejandra, Ángel Ulises and Lucia. They will invest in buying ingredients to make Mexican food to sell, replacement parts to sell at a mechanics workshop, used clothes to sell, fruit and vegetables in season, beverages sold wholesale at a warehouse, and shoes via catalog to sell.
Previous Loan DetailsGerardo is 27-years-old and is from a town rich in history where the people are friendly and very warm. He is part of a group called Sol (Sun) and says that he was invited to be part of the group by some friends because they know that he is responsible and has the moral and economic wherewithal ... More from Sol Group's previous loan »
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