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Betty Gloria
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Betty belongs to the group, Women with a Future, based in Jr. 2 de Mayo, in the district of Calleria, in the state of Ucayali. She is 59 years old and has 7 kids; 5 of whom are adults, the other two depend on her. She is married and her husband is a bricklayer. With the first loan that she received from Manuela Ramos she decided to invest in a small sewing workshop.

Now, she uses this workshop to make all sorts of clothes. She usually gets up very early to look after her kids, and then she dedicates herself to making clothes to give to her clients.

With the loan of $1,200, which she will pay back in 5 months, she will buy different types of cloth, different coloured threads, all types of lace, patterns, and she will fix her sewing machine.

Betty has shown that Manuela Ramos has helped her a lot, and this is how she carries on and always pays her loan back on time. She is really happy with what she has acheived.

Translated from Spanish by Liz Harvey, Kiva Volunteer

La señora Betty pertenece al banco comunal Mujeres con Futuro, ubicado en Jr. 2 de Mayo 180, distrito de Calleria, departamento de Ucayali. Tiene 59 años, es madre de 7 hijos, 5 mayores de edad y 2 que aún dependen de ella, es casada y su esposo es maestro albañil. Con el primer préstamo de S/. 300 que recibió de Manuela Ramos decide invertir en un pequeño taller de costura.

En la actualidad ella cuenta con un taller de costura para diversos tipos de prendas de vestir, usualmente se levanta muy temprano para atender a sus hijos y luego se dedica a la confección de las prendas para entregar a sus clientes.

Con el préstamo de S/. 1,200, el cual pagará en 5 meses, comprará telas de diversas calidades, hilos de diferentes colores, blondas de todo tipo, adornos y también invertirá en el mantenimiento a su maquina remalladora.

Betty manifiesta que Manuela Ramos es una gran ayuda para nosotras y por eso sigue adelante y pagando muy puntual sus préstamos. Está muy contenta con todo lo que ha realizado.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Betty Gloria to buy material (cloth, thread, patterns etc) / Compra de materiales (telas, hilos, adornos, etc).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 7, 2008