A loan of $5,325 helped a member to buy spare parts for her taxi.


Luna Group's story

The Luna communal bank is comprised of ten hard-working and humble women. They have hopes and dreams of making their businesses grow more each day. All of the members of the group are from Pinotepa Nacional, land of humble people and advancement. One of the dances from Pinotepa Nacional is the chilenas. Adriana Kukene, age 33, is one of the members. She is known for being a kind and hard-working woman. Adriana, as she is better known among her group of colleagues, has been providing taxi service for four years. She tells us that she has been a dance teacher for seven years. She gives classes in the schools, and she also gives private lessons. She tells us that she is very happy that she is in this recreational activity where she gives dance classes in the neighborhoods of her community. Adriana tells us that what she likes the most about her business is teaching her students to dance and that they enjoy dancing. One of her goals with her business was to expand. So far she has been able to give classes in the high schools in her community. The things she really likes about her business are the gymnastic routines set to music. She enjoys them the most because they make a lot of human pyramids. One of the challenges that she faces is the continuation of her business. On the occasions when she is not hired, she feels sad. She asked for the loan to buy more spare parts for her taxi. This way she will be able to continue providing service. She also wants to use the loan to get other goods because she wants to sell clothing for children and adults. The other members of the group are: Maria Elizabeth- sells shoes. Iris Flor- sells perfume. Maria Guadalupe Monica – sells sweets. Emit- sells leather goods. Jazmín Lucero- sells paper. Fadia Olivia- sells notions. Rosa Erica- sells sweets. Silvia- sells sweets. Ana- sells sweets. They thank the Fundacion for supporting them so that they are able to continue with their businesses and improve their quality of life.

In this group: Adriana Kukene , Maria Elizabeth, Iris Flor , Maria Guadalupe Monica , Emit, Jazmin Lucero , Fadia Olivia, Rosa Erica , Silvia, Ana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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