1Ero De Mayo Group
Update on 1Ero De Mayo GroupAlejo is one of the members of the 1Ero de Mayo [1st of May] group. He has been working in business for 7 years. He says he has always lived in the same district and this is where he decided to open a grocery shop, with the intention of providing a service to his neighbours and earning his own money. He says he began by just selling soft drinks and sweets and gradually the shop has grown and currently is a grocery store. He thinks what makes his shop different is the good service and his prices. He also says that various shops have opened up in the district but they haven't worked out. His has kept going because he knows how to run the business and have patience. What he likes most about his business is that every day he has contact with people and he has made good friendships.
A loan from VisionFund and Kiva will help him to buy beans, oil, drinks, soup, rice, sweets, cookies, canned products, chips and juices to stock his business. He hopes that with this investment his business will have a better variety of products to attract more customers and increase his profits.
The other members of the group are:
Araceli: sells "antojitos" [Mexican snacks]
Braulia: sells clothing
Adela: sells footwear and lingerie
Luis Ricardo: pharmacy
Rosa Isela: sells clothing
Mónica: sells food
Selene: nutrition club
Él espera que con esta inversión su negocio tenga más variedad de productos para ganar más clientes y aumentar sus ganancias.
Los demás integrantes del grupo son:
Araceli venta de antojitos mexicanos
Braulia venta de ropa
Adela venta de calzado y lencería
Luis Ricardo farmacia
Rosa Isela venta de ropa
Mónica venta de comida
Selene club de nutrición
Previous Loan DetailsThis group is called 1Ero de Mayo and is made up of 8 people. These people came together to form a group as they are neighbors and they have in common business enterprises and the enthusiasm to make them prosper in order to give their families a better quality of life. Braulia is one of the me... More from 1Ero De Mayo Group's previous loan »
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