A loan of $4,475 helped a member to invest in the purchase of shoe catalogs and gold jewelry.


Luna Turquesa Group's story

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.

In this group: Claudia Lizzeth, Cristina Lizeth, Julieta , Maria Del Socorro*, Nancy Irasema, Selene Maria Ines
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Dan Fulwiler


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