Beatriz is a member of the Alianza ('Alliance') Village Bank. She is 48 years old and is the single mother of four children. Beatriz runs a general store in a rental space in the city of Ayacucho. Her daughters help her run the store. Beatriz works from 6am to 10pm seven days per week, and has been in this business for 17 years.
Beatriz is requesting a loan of 1000 soles (USD$325) to buy soda, beer, milk, rice and sugar for her store. Her goal for the future is to expand her store.