Hidalgo, Texas — There are bazaars you may encounter in many cities in Texas, but the Hidalgo bazaar on the US-Mexico border is special. It’s run by a woman and is an idea that local resident Sandra Galvan and some of her friends came up with.
What you need to know
- Thunder Galvan launched a women-run bazaar to generate income during the pandemic
- “Mujeres Emprendedoras Online” started through social media and WhatsApp
- The group has grown from 12 to 60 women since its inception
According to Galvan, the idea started with a pandemic.
“We thought we needed to go out and sell without ignoring our family [and] You can generate income. “
This group is called Mujeres Emprendedoras Online, which means “entrepreneurial woman” in Spanish. They first started trading through social media and the phone application WhatsApp. But then, as the membership base expanded, they went outdoors twice a week to set up tents in the parks of Hidalgo.
Hidalgo is suffering from a border closure to a non-essential trip that lasted more than a year due to a pandemic. Many members of the Mujeres Emprendedoras have lost their jobs and refused to play at home, Galvan said.
“In addition, we are active women, and being locked out at home has affected us as well as financially. [also] Emotionally. Being unproductive affects you, “she said.
Maria Antonio Basquez was with them in the park and attracted more clients on Facebook Lives and her own radio show “La Cerezaen el Pastel” (“Sakura on Cake” in Spanish).
Maria Antoniota Basquez and her son. (Spectrum News 1 / Adolfo Muniz)
Here she said it’s all about women helping women, so Basquez helps them for free
“My job is to get clients and help them by getting people to know their products, because invoices aren’t paid for themselves and many are left out without work. That’s the numbers, etc., “said Basquez.
The day we visited was a good day as everyone had at least one sale. For women, the cool fact is that it’s still difficult because they have to manage many responsibilities at once, she says.
“Yes, I’m a working mom. It can be difficult to bring a child, which is why it’s a hassle for women who want to sell it,” Basquez said.
And that’s the purpose of the group, Galvan added.
“We are not only entrepreneurs, [are also] Very united. There is no personality here, “she said when she picked up the item. A group of women play while working, make jokes, enjoy friendships and are confident that there is a way if they are willing.
Both Vasquez and Galvan sent a message of encouragement to every woman everywhere at the moment when many families felt unemployed and other financial burdens.
“It’s a matter of setting your goals and there are obstacles, but the more obstacles you overcome, the stronger you will be,” Galvan said.
Members fold each other’s tents and pick them up at the end of the business day. (Spectrum News 1 / Adolfo Muniz)
Vasquez doubled and added: It starts with one little little seed, and in the end you’ll be amazed at how many things you can achieve. ”
In fact, in six months they did a lot. Their group has grown from the original 12 to 60 women.
Their next goal is their own physical location, open to all women who have the idea and will to stand up and stand up.
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