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Luna Group
In this Group: Elvira Ofelia, Leobardo, Alejandrina, Adriana Kukune, Maria Elizabeth, Leonila, Rosa Erica, Fadia Oliva, Blanca Imelda, Gricela, Sinforosa Emerenciana, Ana
This group is called “Luna” (Moon). The members chose this name because it was night time when they came together to form their group. What is more, that particular night was a full moon. A further symbolic meaning for them is that there are times when in difficult situations in life, everything seems dark but inside everything there is a light and this is the light of the moon. At present everything seems to be dark but the light of hope is given to them by the generosity of good people who light the paths of other. Another of the qualities of identification with the moon is that the majority of the group's members are women and their femininity is attributed to the moon. Their representative is called Adriana Kukene A. Baños.

On this occasion we focus on talking to a member of the group called Mrs Blanca Imelda G. M.. She is 40 years old. A little more than 8 years ago she decided to unite her life with that of Don Pedro who is 44 years old and with whom she has a 4 year old child who is starting his preschool education (kindergarten). Her son is a very important reason to fight and get ahead with her projects since he is an only child and her main source of happiness within her marriage. Blanca completed her senior high school studies but a large part of her life has been dedicated to helping her parents and her family, until she met Pedro at the age of 32.

Blanca and her husband have a mobile clothes stall where they sell t-shirts, pants, baby clothes, women's and men's underwear, skirts, blouses, socks, shorts and shirts. They started their business 8 years ago. Blanca and her husband are are in charge of the clothes stall and work with a lot of enthusiasm since they love their work and it is their main source of income. To arrive at their place of work, Blanca has to get up very early since her place of work is outside the home. Every day she has to take her son to school, while her husband is in charge of the business. She currently doesn't have her own home, nor a fixed place where she can sell her products. This is why they move from one place to another.

Blanca joined her group as she needed a loan which she used to acquire more goods for her business. She will use this loan to buy jeans, dress pants, a range of shirts, different types of t-shirt, as well as different sizes and styles of ladies' blouses. She will also buy socks and underwear. She mentions to us that occasionally it is difficult work and tiring to travel to other places to sell her products since this means taking her child with her or having to leave him with somebody but she has to do it. However, as we already mentioned, her love for her son encourages her and her hopes to see him do well give her the strength to carry on. Sometimes she feels obliged to give away clothes to very poor people who can't manage to buy the most basic items. She sells at a fair price and doesn't profit from the needs of other, mainly children.

Blanca's biggest dream is have her own house some day which she can give to her children to support them and also to have her own premises where she can continue with her work so that she no longer has to travel from place to place. She would like to increase the number of products she sells as much as possible so that she increases her sales and offers a more complete service to her customers. She also aspires to herself and her husband being able to offer work to other people who need it, to have another outlet and for her son to some day be able to complete his professional studies, so that he doesn't have to go through what his parents are currently going through.

Most of the people in this group are enterprising women who fight day by day to get ahead and have a better life. They are faced with the havoc of a difficult life in which many times their dreams never get realized, above all when nobody extends their hand to help their neighbor. They are responsible people who fulfil their obligations. They always show that they have the necessary trust in each other and a spirit of mutual help. They are supportive of each other in everything and have the necessary optimism to keep moving forwards. In the name of everybody in this group, those of us in the Fundación Realidad team would like to thank those who with their financial help make possible the hope of those who have the least.

The names of those who make up the “Luna” group and their business activities are as follows:

Elvira Ofelia R. Pérez. – making clothing
Leobardo C. López.- electrical workshop
Alejandrina C. Sánchez.- jewelry sales
Adriana Kukene A. Baños.- taxi driver
María Elizabeth M. C..- shoe sales
Leonila D. Ramírez.- perfume sales
Rosa Erica Barragán Baños.- groceries
Fadia Oliva Baños D..- perfume sales
Blanca Imelda G. Martínez.- clothing sales
Gricela E. B..- clothing sales
Sinforosa Emerenciana Marroquín.- groceries
Ana S. B..- meat sales
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El siguiente grupo se llama “Luna”, se eligió este nombre porque fue en la noche cuando se organizaron para formar el grupo y algo en común fue que en esa noche era de luna llena, además un significado simbólico para ellas es que hay veces que en situaciones difíciles de la vida todo parece ser obscuridad pero dentro de todo hay una luz en medio de la nada y esa es la luz de luna, y en tiempos actuales todo parece ser penumbra pero esa luz de esperanza la brindan la generosidad de personas buenas que alumbran los senderos de los demás, otra de las cualidades de identidad es que en el grupo la mayoría son mujeres y su feminidad la atribuye a la luna, su representante se llama Adriana Kukene A. Baños .
Por esta ocasión hagamos un énfasis para hablar de una miembro de este grupo ella es la señora Blanca Imelda G. Martínez, tiene 40 años de edad, hasta hace poco mas de 8 años decidió unir su vida con don pedro de 44 años de edad y con quien actualmente tiene un niño de 4 años y que esta iniciando su educación preescolar (kinder),su hijo es un motivo muy importante de luchar y de salir adelante con sus proyectos ya que es hijo único y su principal fuente de felicidad dentro de su matrimonio,. Blanca termino de estudiar la preparatoria, pero gran parte de su vida la dedico en ayudar a sus padres y su familia, hasta que conoció a pedro a los 32 años.
Blanca y su esposo tienen un puesto ambulante de ropa, en el cual venden playeras, pantalones, ropa para bebe, ropa interior de dama y caballero, faldas, blusas, calcetines, short, y camisas, hace 8 años decidió iniciar este negocio, ella y esposo se encargan del puesto de ropa y trabajan con mucho entusiasmo, ya que aman su trabajo y es su principal fuente de ingreso. Para llegar a su lugar de trabajo, Blanca tiene que levantarse muy temprano ya que su punto de trabajo esta fuera de su domicilio y todo los días tiene que llevar a su hijo a la escuela, mientras que su esposo se encarga del negocio, ella actualmente no tiene casa propia, y tampoco un lugar fijo donde pueda comercializar sus productos, y es por eso que se trasladan de u lugar a otro.
Blanca se integro a su grupo por la necesidad de un crédito, mismo que utilizo para la adquisición de mas mercancía para su negocio, con este crédito ella hará la compra de; pantalones de mezclilla, de vestir, variedad de camisas, diferentes modelos de playeras, así como diferentes tallas y modelos de blusas para dama, también para la compra de calcetines, ropa interior. Nos hace menciona que en ocasiones le es difícil y cansado el trasladarse a otros lugares fuera de su domicilio para vender sus productos, ya que esto implica llevar o tener que dejar en ocasiones a su niño, pero la necesidad la obliga, pero como ya lo mencionamos el amor hacia su hijo la anima y la esperanza de verlo bien le dan aliento para seguir adelante, algunas veces se ve obligada a regalar ropa a gente muy pobre y que no puede acceder a la compra de lo mas necesario, ella vende al precio justo y no lucra con la necesidad de la gente y principalmente con los niños.
El mas grande sueño de Blanca es tener algún día su casa propia en la cual pueda su hijos tener un patrimonio que lo respalde y de igual forma tener su local propio donde ella pueda continuar con su trabajo para ya no mas tener que ambular de un lugar a otro, quiere incrementar el mayor numero posible de productos, para hacer crecer sus ventas y ofrecerle un servicio mas completo a sus clientes, también aspira a que su esposo junto con ella puedan ofrecerle trabajo a las personas que lo necesitan, tener otra sucursal y que su hijo algún día pueda terminar una carrera profesional, para que no tenga que pasar lo que actualmente están viviendo.
La mayoría de de las personas que integran este grupo son mujeres emprendedoras que día con día luchan para salir adelante y tener una mejor vida, se enfrentan a los estragos de una realidad difícil, en donde actualmente muchas veces los sueños no se llegan a realizar, sobre todo cuando nadie extiende la mano para ayudar al prójimo, son gente muy responsable y que cumplen sus compromisos, lo demuestran siempre, entre ellas existe la confianza necesaria y ese espíritu de ayuda mutua, son solidarias en todo y tienen el optimismo necesario para salir adelante.
A nombre de todos los que conforman este grupo les agradece a todos los que conforman el equipo fundación realidad y a los que con su ayuda económica hacen posible la esperanza para los que menos tienen.
Los nombres de los que integran el grupo “Luna” y sus actividades productivas son:
Elvira Ofelia R. Pérez. – elaboración de prendas de vestir
Leobardo C. López.- taller de instalaciones eléctricas
Alejandrina C. Sánchez.- Venta de prendas de joyería
Adriana Kukene A. Baños.- taxista
María Elizabeth M. C..-Venta de zapatos
Leonila D. Ramírez.- venta de perfume
Rosa Erica Barragán Baños.- Abarrotes
Fadia Oliva Baños D..- Venta de perfume
Blanca Imelda G. Martínez.- Venta de ropa
Gricela E. B..- Venta de ropa
Sinforosa Emerenciana Marroquín.- abarrotes
Ana S. B..- Venta de carne

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
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  • $17,777,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luna Group's $4,650 loan helped a member to buy clothes such as men's and women's jeans in different sizes and colors, men's shirts in different styles and sizes, women's blouses, socks, boxer shorts, bras, stockings, t-shirts, sports pants and baby clothes for different ages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 4, 2010
Listed
Nov 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2011