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Rayito De Sol Group
In this Group: Guadalupe , Eufemia, Florentina , Juana , Josefina, Paula , Carolina , Elena , Elvira

Update on Rayito De Sol Group

The “Rayito de Sol” (Little Ray of Sunshine) group is comprised of nine, responsible, hardworking women who strive always to move their families forward. These women live in a community where people in addition to growing corn also work in commerce; it’s a small, very tranquil place. The name of the group was chosen because when they joined together one of the members had a children’s musical group called “Rayito de Sol.”

Elena, 40, who is a member of this group, relates that she’s been married to Israel for 20 years; they have formed a family and have two children attending school. Elena has been selling blender jars and cleaning supplies for 20 years having started her activity when she married her husband, Israel. Elena commented: “I started selling these items because I wanted to somehow help my husband with household expenses, especially for my children, so they would have a better quality of life and a good education.”

Elena has always enjoyed selling her products because when she does well she’s able to buy food, clothes and shoes for her children. The only difficulty is when the authorities in charge prevent them from going outside the market to sell their wares because this affects their profits. This hasn’t stopped her though; her goal has always been to have an established stand somewhere in order not to have to walk so much. Elena would like to improve her children’s quality of life.

The same as Elena, the other group members also have their activities. Florentina will buy stock merchandise for her store, Juana will buy robes and aprons, Eufemia and Carolina will buy television controls, Paula and Guadalupe will buy blender jars and Josefina will buy shawls and wraps.
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El grupo Rayito de Sol está conformado por nueve mujeres responsables y trabajadoras que se esmeran siempre por sacar adelante a su familia, estas mujeres viven en una comunidad donde la gente además de dedicarse al cultivo de maíz también se dedica al comercio es un lugar pequeño y muy tranquilo. El nombre del grupo se eligió ya que cuando las integrantes formaron el grupo, la representante de entonces tenía un grupo musical de niños llamado "Rayito de Sol".
Doña Elena quien forma parte del grupo platica que tiene 40 años de edad es una mujer casada desde hace 20 años con el señor Israel, juntos han formado una familia con 2 niños que se encuentran estudiando, Doña Elena desde hace 20 años se dedica a la venta de vasos de licuadora y productos de jarcería inicio con su actividad cuando se caso con su esposo Israel, Doña Elena comento "Yo inicie con la ve venta de estos productos porque de alguna manera queria ayudar a mi esposo con los gastos del hogar para mis hijos sobretodo para que ellos pudieran tener una mejor calidad de vida y una buena educacion" A Doña Elena siempre le ha gustado mucho vender sus productos ya que cuando le va bien puede comprar alimentos, ropa, zapatos para sus hijos, solo que su unica dificultad es cuando las autoridades encargadas no las dejan salir del mercado para ofrecer sus productos y esto le afecta en sus ganancias, esto no la detiene en nada ya que siempre ha tenido la intencion de poder llegar a tener un puesto establecido en algun lugar y ya no tenga que caminar tanto, a Doña Elena le gustaria mejorar la calidad de vida de sus hijos. Asi como Doña Elena tiene su actividad tambien las otras integrantes del grupo tienen su actividad como Doña Elvia, Florentina compraran productos para su tienda de abarrotes, Doña Juana invertira en batas y mandiles, Eufemia, Carolina controles para TV Paulay Guadalupe invertiran en vasos de licuadora, y Doña Josefina en Chales y rebosos.

Previous Loan Details

The “El Rayito de Sol” (Little Ray of Sunshine) group is composed of nine responsible, hardworking women who strive to move their families forward. These women live in a community called San Agustín Mextepec where the people in addition to growing corn also work in commerce in a small, very tran... More from Rayito De Sol Group's previous loan »

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,992,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rayito De Sol Group's $3,375 loan helped a member to buy spoons, plates, blender jars, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rayito De Sol Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2012. Learn More