A loan of $2,300 helped a member to buy vicuña wool.


Kantuta Group's story

The 'KANTUTA' community bank are about to start their second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani regional office. This group has eight members and is run by a board of directors which is headed by Berna. The businesses that the members are engaged in are varied and include: vegetable sales, making blankets from vicuña wool, selling 'chalona' (dried, salted lamb), macrame, selling jackets, working as an electrician, running a food stall and selling 'tucumanas' (meat pastries). Berna tells us that she has been working with Pro Mujer for more than ten years. She joined the institution through an invitation from her daughter. She currently has a business making vicuña blankets which she has been working in for years. She learned this business from her daughter's mother-in-law. Berna is currently requesting a loan to increase her capital (buying vicuña wool which she will acquire in local markets). After making her products, she will sell them on credit. This work allows her to make income with which to support her family. Berna is married and has two children. When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Berna replied that she likes everything.

In this group: Berna, Teodora, Fortunata, Sarah Jenny , Rosminda , Eusebia , Dionicia, Felicidad
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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