A loan of $1,100 helped a member to purchase wool to make leggings to sell at wholesale.

Perlitas Group's story

The rural communal bank "Perlitas" is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, at its central offices in Los Andes. This group has 8 members, and the president is Justina. The group members have a variety of different businesses, including: weaving blankets, knitting sweaters, selling food, knitting hats, and knitting jackets.

Justina, president of the communal bank, states that this is her first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, and that she joined the organization because of a promotion in her area.

Justina currently has a business making knitted products. She has done this work for 20 years, and she tells us that she learned this business on her own. She will use this loan to purchase wool so that she can sell leggings at wholesale. She purchases her raw materials from the big stores on "16 de Julio" street, and she will sell the finished products in the markets. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family; she is married and has 5 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the comprehensive services offered, including both health and credit services.

In this group: Flora, Juana, Cristina, Justina, Marcia Victoria, Jose, Elena, Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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