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Ms. Rubí is a member of the "Mujeres Solidarias" ("Women's Solidarity") communal bank in the district of Caleria, department of Ucayali. She is 50 years old, married, and has four children.

She has been working with loans from Manuela Ramos for three years. She works sewing and making garments. She has a well-equipped workshop with four sewing machines, two of which are industrial.

She will buy the following with her new loan of 2,200 nuevos soles: 15 kilograms of cotton fabric, 12 bobbins of thread in various colors, 1/2 a liter of machine oil, and four needle cloths (one for each machine)

Her husband is an independent worker and they have had to work a great deal to be able to bring enough money into their house. This is why they both need to work to meet their family's needs.

Her children are still small and need their parents' attention.

Rubí is happy because now if she has the tools she can work and create good products.
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La señora Rubí es socia del banco comunal Mujeres solidarias del Distrito D. Calleria, Departamento D. Ucayali, tiene 50 años D. edad, está casada y tiene 4 hijos.
Son tres años que viene trabajando con los préstamos D. Manuela Ramos, se dedica a la costura y confección D. prndas, cuenta con un taller bien equipado con 4 máquinas, 2 son industriales.
Con su nuevo préstamo D. S/. 2,200.00 nuevos soles comprará: 15 kilos D. tela D. algodón, 12 hilos D. remalle D. diferentes colores, ½ litro D. aceite D. maquinas, 4 paños D. aguja, uno para cada máquina.
Su esposo es trabajador independiente y tiene que trabajar bastante para poder traer el dinero a su hogar, D. ahí partió la necesidad D. trabajar ambos para poder solventar los gastos familiares.
Sus hijos todavía son pequeños y necesitan la atención D. sus padres.
Rubí está contenta porque ahora si tiene las herramientas para poder trabajar y elaborar buenos productos.

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