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Luna Turquesa Group
In this Group: Claudia Lizzeth, Cristina Lizeth, Julieta , Maria Del Socorro*, Nancy Irasema, Selene Maria Ines
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Cristina is 33 years old, married and the mother of five children. The first is 15 and studies in high school. The second is 13 and is in middle school. The third is 8 years old and the fourth is 7, and they both study in elementary school. The last is a boy of 4 years who is just at the preschool level.

Cristina has an entrepreneurial business. She began selling silver jewelry by consignment and her husband works as a security guard. She saw that her husband couldn't manage all the expenses so she decided to join a solidarity group that they called Luna Turquesa (Turquoise Moon). She requested a group loan to invest in the purchase of shoe catalogs and gold jewelry. This was necessary so that she could fulfill her first orders and then be able to reinvest in the business.

Her aspiration for the future is to have an established business to continue helping her children in their studies and finish construction of her house, which they have been building little by little with much effort because of so many expenses for their children. Cristina hopes that with the help of this loan and with her hard work, she will some day accomplish this dream.
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Cristina : tiene 33 años, casada, madre de 5 niños, el primero de 15 años, quien estudia la preparatoria, la segunda de 13 años, quien estudia secundaria, el tercero de 8 años de edad y el cuarto de 7 años, los dos estudian la escuela primaria y por último un niño de 4 años quien apenas cursa en nivel preescolar. Cristina tiene un negocio emprendedor, ella comenzó vendiendo joyería de plata a consignación y su marido trabaja como guardia de seguridad; ella veía que su esposo no podía con todos los gastos así que decidió unirse a un grupo solidario al cual llamaron luna turquesa . Solicitó un préstamo grupal para invertirlo en la compra de catálogos de zapatos y de joyería de oro, esto era indispensable para poder surtir sus primeros pedidos y así poder reinvertir en el negocio. Su aspiración a futuro es llegar a tener un negocio establecido para seguir apoyando a sus hijos en sus estudios y terminar de construir su casa, ya que lo han estado haciendo poco a poco y con muchísimo esfuerzo por tantos gastos de sus hijos. Cristina espera que con la ayuda de este crédito y con su trabajo duro, pueda algún día cumplir este sueño.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,043,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luna Turquesa Group's $4,475 loan helped a member to invest in the purchase of shoe catalogs and gold jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2012
Listed
Mar 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2012