Isabel Susana is 37 years old. She is divorced and has five children. She is a member of Los Jardines group (the name means 'the gardens'), which has five other members. No two members work in the same trade, but they all share a strong will to get ahead in life through their hard work. Isabel has been selling ceviche (raw fish prepared the traditional way) for about eight years. Her stall is located near a secondary school, so the students make up most of her customer base. Thanks to her business, she was able to provide for her children, particularly for her youngest son, who is only three years old. Isabel will use the loan to buy the ingredients needed to make ceviche.
ISABEL SUSANA, tiene 37 años de edad, es divorciada y tiene 5 hijos. Ella es socia del grupo "Los Jardines" formado por seis integrantes, cada uno de ellos con diferentes negocios pero con el mismo deseo de salir adelante mediante el trabajo.
Hace aproximadamente 8 años inició su negocio de venta de cebiche de pota, ella ubica su negocio a la salida de un colegio, donde sus principales consumidores son los estudiantes. Gracias a este negocio ha logrado sacar adelante a sus hijos, sobretodo al menor que apenas tiene 3 añitos.
El préstamo recibido lo invertirá en la compra de insumos para la venta de cebiche
EDAPROSPO 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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