A loan of $4,375 helped a member to buy slippers, sequins, thread, and tweezers, among other things.


Las Perlas Group's story

The group called “Las Perlas” (The Pearls) is in its 17th woman's committee program cycle, where all work and help one another to get by. They are conducting a poverty elimination survey in order to find out the economic situation of each member. One of the members is Ms. Teodora, who in the last survey showed that she was in poverty level number two. She states that she makes embroidered slippers, and with this job she trys to get by. Teodora also tells us that, since embroidered slippers are very much in demand and used by women, her business is improving and she receives many orders. Her goal is to continue working and growing in order to continue giving her family a trouble-free life. She is applying for this loan to buy slippers, sequins, thread, and tweezers, among other things, which are the basic inputs that she always uses to make her products.

In this group: Acela, Perla, Elena, Basilia, Teodora, Alba, Maria, Graciela, Nancy, Alba, Paulina, Silfide, Martha, Zoraida, Elodia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Maddox



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