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Total loan: $2,575
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Perlas Group


A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy wool.


Perlas Group's story

The “PERLAS” ["pearls"] Community Bank is starting its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana central office. The group is made up of ten members and is governed by a Board of Directors, the president of which is Eva. The members' businesses are varied and include: blanket plaiting, a drink store, blanket weaving, a grocery store, and cheese sales.

This loan will benefit these businesspeople. Eva says that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She joined at the invitation of a promoter from the institution. She has a sewing business and plaits blankets. She tells us that she learned this work from working in a weaving workshop and later decided to open her own workshop.

This loan is for an increase of working capital (the purchase of wool). She will buy the wool from the wholesalers. She sells her finished products to stores who make orders. This work allows her to generate an income to support her household where possible. She is married with three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the training and the savings.

In this group: Eva, Benita, Eugenia, Marithza , Pascuala, Gualberto, Flavia , Virginia, Brigida , Ruddy
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: October 31, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: October 31, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer