A loan of $3,825 helped a member buy wood, glue, varnish in different colors, nails, wall anchors, handles, panels etc.

Sol Group's story

Gerardo 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 to pay a loan back. He has a carpentry shop and makes furniture to sell like tables, chairs, picture frames, cabinets, benches, beds, dressers, and many other kinds of furniture. He says that he is requesting a loan from the organization to buy materials to make his furniture. He would like to buy wood, glue, varnish in different colors, nails, wall anchors, handles, panels, etc. The furniture he makes, even that in his house, goes to be sold as he has customers who sell them in other parts of the state. His business is a family business as he works with a cousin who taught him how to make furniture. One of his goals is to open his own carpentry shop and to buy the machines he needs to make his furniture. The other 11 members are Silvia, Martha, Griselda, Laura, Argelia, Susana, América, Karen Alejandra, Emanuel, Gloria Patricia, and Narcedalia. They will use the loan to buy items for a stationery store, for a nutritional club, to buy underwear through a catalog supplier, to buy women’s and men’s clothing, to buy supplies for selling tacos with steak, sausage, and tripe, to buy bedspreads and sheets from a catalog supplier, to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, to buy sodas to sell in a store, to buy materials for a sewing workshop, and to buy supplies for a grocery store.

In this group: Silvia, Martha, Griselda, Laura Angelica, Argelia, Susana, America, Karen Alejandra, Gerardo, Emanuel, Gloria Patricia, Karen Alejandra
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell

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