Bazaar Hispanas, a platform for women who provide a range of goods and services, will take place in Chula Vista with at least 40 businesses participating.
The Bazaar will be held on May 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the parking lot of the Chula Vista Shopping Center, between H Street and Broadway in Chula Vista, according to Hada Morales, the founder of the Hispanas en San Diego Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/hispanasensandiego.
"More than 40 Latina business owners will be selling goods and services from their startups. This bazaar was created as a result of the events we planned from the Hispanas en San Diego Facebook group, which has more than 12,000 members" she said.
"In October 2021, the group held its first bazaar, with only 15 vendors." Five more bazaars have been held since then, each with increasing success."
“Hispanas en San Diego was created to share information about important resources for women in the community of San Diego. This is a group that has been strengthened by the presence of thousands of women, many of whom have just immigrated to California, eager to learn about and share information about life in San Diego as well as to develop friendships and bonds of support with other women in a setting of empathy and security.”
"With this group" Hada stated, "we open up business opportunities through our bazaars, mixers, the directory of entrepreneurs, and more."
The Bazaar's coordinator, Karla Alba-Munoz, stated that the event will be held in "an outdoor space inside the Chula Vista Shopping Center that will bring more visibility and affluence" In addition, she added, "Each bazaar has a non-profit organization participating, which receives donations people bring in exchange for entering raffles for goods donated by the entrepreneurs."
For this event, yarn will be gathered and sent to Pelitos, a company that specializes in weaving caps and wigs for cancer patients (https://www.facebook.com/pelitospelucas).” Hispanas en San Diego is a collective that provides leisure and professional possibilities for women, including an 855-female hiking group.
Hada Morales continued, "The goal of Hispanas en San Diego (https://hispanasensandiego.com/) is to support the growth of Hispanic women along the San Diego border by providing them with resources and information, forming a support network to enhance their lives, and fostering business opportunities and safe places to make friends.”
She concluded by extending an invitation to the public to attend the market and discover the variety of goods and services the entrepreneurs have to offer. Entry is free.