A loan of $5,375 helped a member to purchase blender jars, cutlery, clotheslines, cleaning clothes, etc.

Asaf Group's story

This is the second loan cycle for "Asaf" group. The six members are still together. They loved working with VisionFund and they got along well among themselves. These women live in a peaceful community where the main economic activities are related to the field. People grow maize, broad beans, beans, peas, etc. The group chose the name "Asaf" because they saw it on the Bible and they really liked it, though they do not know its meaning. They do know that it was the name of a person responsible for coordinating musicians in a ceremony.

Emma is one of the members of this group. She is 38 years old and she is married to Leobardo, who is a salesman like her. They only had one child, but he is already self-sufficient. "We sell plastic containers such as blending machine glasses, plates, knives, cutlery, etc." But Emma also sells on her own material such as needles, threads, yarn, nail clippers, hair accessories, hair combs, etc. Emma is asking for a loan to buy these type of items. "It is good to have some more merchandise, especially fashionable."

The main difficulty these women have to face is the lack of money to expand their businesses. They have their establishments, but they need to get more merchandise. Besides, they do not take too many days to get rest. "I started selling product when I was 17; my mother-in-law was the one who taught me." Emma remembers coming with her husband's mother whenever she had something to sell and she loved the activity. Thanks to her business, Emma has the opportunity to meet lots of people, and some of them have even became her friends. "I want my business and my husband's to keep growing to raise our income because I want to improve the flooring in my house and to change the windows."

All the members are quite happy and grateful for the loan they are about to get. Raquel will buy some tarps and blending machine glasses. Felisa will buy store merchandise. Angélica will buy backpacks and flags. Agustina and Norma will buy "jarcería" (cleaning products).

In this group: Raquel , Felisa , María Angélica , Agustina , Emma , Norma

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