A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy wool.


Flor Kantuta Group's story

The “FLOR KANTUTA” community association is made up of eight members and will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Copacabana branch. It’s directed by a board of directors where Beatriz serves as the treasurer. The members run various types of businesses, such as knitting sweaters, selling food, soft drink stores, potato sales, hat and clothes making, butcher shop, and making pants. This loan will help the small businesses, of which Beatriz has one of them. She says that this will be the first time she is part of an institution, which she joined on the invitation of a promoter who visited her at home. She has a sweater making business and learned this art form at a trade school, and later decided to work in this field. She will use the money from this loan to diversify her business. She will buy wool from distributers and then resell it from her place of business. This type of work will allow her to generate income to support her family, since she lives with her husband and three children. When asked what she likes about ProMujer, she says that she likes the training on borrowing and saving.

In this group: Gloria Maria, Maria Ines, Maria Elena, Luli Lourdes, Savina, Beatriz, Delfina, Exalto
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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