Update on Capulines GroupThe group “Capulines” is located in a remote area and you must go on foot as there is no transportation. It is a large community where the people grow corn. They chose their name because the place where they meet has many capulines (a type of cherry). They are a small group but the people take advantage to do big things such as making capuline atole (a corn-based drink) and capuline tamales. The group Capulines is made up of five women and one man. They are very responsible and above all very hardworking.
The members are seeking a loan from the institution in order to invest it in their economic activities such as Sabina who will buy food for her pigs for breeding and fattening the animals. Esperanza will buy sheep for breeding and fattening. Teresa will buy supplies for her cybercafe. Raul will use his loan to supply his grocery store. Viviana will invest in costume jewelry.
Apolonia who is also a part of the mentioned group is 58 years old. She is a widow who has lived all her life in the community. Apolonia says that she wants to reopen her grocery store as she learned this financial activity from her parents who were engaged in selling groceries. She has a son in the United States who sent her a little money to open her grocery store but not enough and that is why she is asking for a loan in order to buy sugar, salt, soft drinks, eggs, milk, detergents, canned food, etc. Apolonia reasons that, “I had to close the business because at that time all my daughters studied and I could not come up with enough to keep investing in the grocery store.” But Apolonia is very happy because thanks to the loan from Vision Fund and Kiva she can once again have her grocery store. Apolonia’s dream is that her small store is like it used to be before and that she does not have future financial concerns.
Previous Loan DetailsThe group "Capulines" is found in a very remote area that you can only reach by food since there is no transportation to this community. Most of the people here cultivate corn. They chose their group name because where they meet there are a lot of capulines [a type of cherry]. They are a small gr... More from Capulines Group's previous loan »
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