A loan of $1,475 helped a member soft drinks, fruit, clothing, charcoal and other items for sale; materials for sewing work.


Las Afortunadas Group's story

The communal bank "Las Afortunadas" (The Fortunate Ones) was founded about four months ago. Most of the group's members live in a neighborhood called "26 de Marzo" (26th of March) in the city of Pucallpa. The bank's president is Teresa R. C..

"Las Afortunadas" has 11 members, three of whom are new this loan cycle. For most members, this loan will be their second from Kiva partner Manuela Ramos. The bank's members are requesting a total of 4,400 soles, which each member will invest in her respective business. The women of "Las Afortunadas" dedicate themselves to a variety of business ventures, including the sale of charcoal, clothing, soft drinks, cooked food and fruits. Several of the women work as seamstresses.

The members of "Las Afortunadas" are grateful to Manuela Ramos for the financial support they are receiving. They also appreciate the business education sessions given by Manuela Ramos loan officers at their communal bank's monthly meetings. The women are dedicated to progressing with their businesses.

In this group: Rosa, Gina Mary*, Nancy, Zuly Elena*, Teresa, Yvett, Ana Maria, Elena, Judith Beatriz, Rocio, Martha
*not pictured


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