A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy school supplies and uniforms etc.

Las Perlas Group's story

Las Perlas (The Pearls) is the name of a group of women in the city of Ita. They got together on January 9th, 2008, and their current executive director is Sra. Acela Céspedes. She contacted an advisor at one of the weekly meetings in the area to learn more about the work of the Mujeres Emprendedoras committee. After receiving that advice, Acela managed to get together a group of 22 women who work together well and provide each other with support within the program.

Sra. Acela is one of the members. After joining the group of women, she decided to open a business selling a range of items such as school supplies, uniforms, decorations etc. With the loan that Acela receives, she plans to buy the products that her customers need. The business is very important to the family since the income helps greatly with household finances as well as clothes for the children and other school expenses.

The loan is to buy general merchandise such as uniforms, school supplies etc.

In this group: Acela, Basilia, Perla, Teodora, Ignacia, Elena, Emilia, Alba, Elodia, Carmen, Zoraida, Silfide, Mirtha, Eulalia, Marta, Lilian, Maria, Aurelia, Luz, Palina, Nimia, Albaq

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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