A loan of $4,700 helped a member to purchase clothing.


Amigas De Tilata Group's story

The communal bank "Amigas de Tilata" will begin its 10th loan cycle with Pro Mujer. As part of the Focal Center of Cascada, it is made up of 8 group members and is directed by a board of which Mrs. Escarlet is the Secretary. The businesses that the group members pursue are varied, including the following: selling ice cream, knitting baby clothes, selling sodas and gelatins, selling meals, selling alpaca wool blankets, weaving blankets, and running various stores like tire stores, general stores, butcher shops, etc.

The loan will be used to benefit micro-businesses with distinct goals. Mrs. Escarlet is part of the group and she indicates that she joined 6 months ago, by invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling clothing. She notes that she began her business years ago based on recommendations from one of her aunts, who traveled for merchandise to other states.

The loan that she requests now will be used to increase her capital (purchase clothing), and she will make those purchases in Perú, in bulk, and then sell them in her stall. This form of work allows her to generate income to support her family as much as possible since she is single and has a child.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the help received from staff.

In this group: Maria Antonieta, Veronica, Victoria, Marcelina, Juana Luisa , Filomena , Escarlet, Maria Elena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon


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