Granito De Arena Group
Update on Granito De Arena GroupDon Eduardo is 52 years old. He is a native of the indigenous Mazahua community. He belongs to the Granito de Arena (Grain of Sand) communal bank. He says they gave the group that name because the loans are like grains of sand: little by little they form a mountain and that is why he and his companions take advantage of the loans to improve their businesses.
Don Eduardo transports gravel, sand, stone, etc. for construction projects. He says he has run his business for more than five years and that he started it because he was not earning enough from farming. In addition his wife was very ill from cancer, however thanks to chemotherapy she was able to recover.
Don Eduardo notes that he makes two or three trips every day (transporting construction materials) and has to travel a distance to pick up the gravel or sand that he then sells to some sand dealers in the state of Mexico and in the town of Ocampo. This takes him a bit far from his own community, but that is where he gets the best prices so that he can earn something for himself.
He says he is requesting a loan in order to continue investing in construction materials and that he will also use it to do maintenance on his dump truck.
The other members of the group are María de Lourdes, Sonia, Félix and Marisol. They will invest their loans in the purchase of sewing materials, tires for a public taxi service, men and women’s clothing and scrap metal to sell later by the kilo.
Previous Loan DetailsMarisol is 32 years old and says that she is studying in her eighth semester at UPN (National Pedagogic University) for a degree in Middle Indigenous Languages. This will enable her to teach indigenous children who speak More from Granito De Arena Group's previous loan »
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