Total loan: $3,100

Bugambilia Group

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San Agustin Mextepec,San Felipe del Progreso, Méx., Mexico / Retail

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A loan helped to buy blender containers for resale.

Bugambilia Group's story

Selling cleaning items is one of the most common kinds of work in a community of the State of Mexico. Those who are selling household products go outside their peaceful Mazahua community to other states of the republic to increase their income.

The Bugambilia group was organized by six cheerful, enthusiastic women who earn a living selling various products. Feliza, Florina and Alicia will buy novelty items, while Laura, Araceli and Maria de Lourdes will invest in blender containers.

Laura is very young but despite her youth has great hopes in life. She is very friendly and talkative. Laura is 21 years old and married to Gustavo. Together they have formed a family with two children who are too young for school.

Five years ago, Laura and her husband began their business of selling blender containers. The parents of both work in sales, so that they decided to follow in their footsteps. "Early in the day we travel to the plazas, markets and bazaars to start the day; sometimes we are near our home and other times we must travel farther to gain more income." The new loan will allow them to buy more containers and continue their work.

Laura talks about their not having a fixed place for sales; they even walk the streets to offer their merchandise, but she does like this way of working since it lets them go where their customers are.

What's really difficult is the weather since when it rains, continuing to sell and get a profit for the day becomes almost impossible. The competition is another factor that affects them since many sales people have the same kind of things to sell. Nevertheless, Laura always tries to provide a good service and the best prices.

Laura's dream is to make their business grow so as to earn more profit and build a house of their own, since for now they live with their parents. "In the photograph, the members appear near the main clock of the town. Laura is the one carrying her baby in her arms."