Las Hormiguitas Group
In fact, it was her husband who encouraged her to set up that business, due to the fact that his co-workers eat a lot of those foods. Before, she used to sell another type of product, and it was with her savings that she was able to buy a small food cart, indispensable for this type of business.
She can't complain, as it's going very well. Sometimes her customers ask her for extra meals, which means extra earnings. This has allowed her to have a few home comforts. Now she is saving for the future, because she wants to set up a food business in her house. With the loan she receives, she will buy a tank of gas and soft drinks for her business.
Bania is the secretary of the "Las Hormiguitas" (The Ants) group; an odd name they chose because they are very hard-working.
*Note: In the photo, Bania is the sixth of the ones standing, and is wearing a brown sweater.
*Bania es la 6ta D. las paradas esta con chompa marrón.
About EDAPROSPOEDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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