A loan of $2,850 helped a member purchase fish, cookies, candy, desk supplies, rice, sugar, and firewood.

Perla Group's story

The PerL. Microfinance Institute is currently in its sixth loan cycle with 18 members.

The group members have different businesses, such as a fish market, candy store, notions store, general store, clothing store, grain sales, firewood sales, internet café, and an auto mechanic shop.

In Mary’s case, she is a 37-year-old married mother with 4 children. She has an internet café at home. Additionally, she sells desk supplies and candy with the help of her husband.

Yuli, on the other hand, is a 37-year-old single mother with 3 children. She sells fish, distributing it wholesale at the fish market.

The members need different loan amounts—anywhere from 300.00 PEN, to 600.00 PEN, to 1,050.00 PEN—for a total of 8,550.00 PEN from their microfinance institute.

The loan will be invested in purchasing fish, cookies, candy, desk supplies, rice, sugar, and firewood.

The group members dream of having a wholesale bookstore, of seeing their children become professionals, and of improving their businesses.

In this group: Yuly Carmen, Mary Antonieta, Humberto, Marcelina, Maria Elena, Talia Zulma, Norma, Maria Luz, Maria Teresa, Lucio, Nelly Justina, Lidelma, Carmen Milagros, Betssi, Gustavo, Hernan, Wilder, Yakeline

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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