A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.


Bonita Luna Group's story

The “Bonita Luna” (Pretty Moon) group is composed of very hardworking, very cheerful people. There are seven members; one of them is a man and the rest are women. The members are people who have productive activities which is why they are requesting credit from the institution to be able to invest in their activities. For example, Abel will invest in raising and fattening up sheep, Rosario in a grocery store, Sara in her shoe shop, Lluvia in cleaning supplies, Candelaria and Daniela in chickens.

Juanita, as she’s affectionately called, is also a group member. She’s 47-years-old and lives in a free union with Francisco who for the moment works in the fields; they have two children who depend on them and are attending school. Juanita has had a grocery store for seven years and she relates that she stared out selling soft-drinks and eggs which were the products that sold the most and more easily because they are products that are consumed the most but later started to sell other things because the people in the community themselves would ask her why she didn’t sell other things that were indispensable for the homes of the members of the community.

Juanita relates that she’s gradually been growing. For example, she used to not have well-established site and now she does although at present she still needs a good display case because she places some things on a table; she also needs to buy a refrigerator to start selling dairy products and cold cuts that would be very conducive to her business’ growth.

Juanita said: “I would like my business to grow so that I can help my children finish professional careers so they can have better futures and not have to go through the difficulties we as parents are going through.”

In this group: Juana, Abel , Sara , Lluvia Luzandra, Candelaria, Daniela, Rosario
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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