A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy wool for her crafts business.

Suma Pancara Group's story

The SUMA PANCARA community bank is starting on its first round of funding from Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Cascada. The group has eight members and is managed by a board lead by Sra. Elena. The members operate businesses such as: alpaca wool sales, fruit sales, bread sales, toy sales and sewing services.

Sra. Elena, who says this is the first time that she has worked with Pro Mujer, was invited to join the group. She has operated a business selling vicuna thread for four years.

Sra. Elena will use this loan to increase her working capital (for buying vicuna wool). She will buy the wool in 16 de Julio, turn it into thread and sell it at local markets. The business generates an income that helps to support her family. She is married and has two children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the loans.

In this group: Elena , Vilma Valeria , Fabiana , Mery Marlene , Eliseo Roy, Petrona , Betty, Natty

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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