A loan of $625 helped a member lorenza, Fortunata, and Teofila need loans of 600, 400, and 800 soles (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying beans, barley, cheese, onions, carrots, corn, chili pepper, lemon, sugar, rice and tuna, which is a local fruit that comes from a cactus.


Teofila's Group's story

Lorenza, Fortunata, and Teofila have been members of the community bank Señor D. Huanca for 4, 4, and 12 months. Teofila is currently the president of her bank.


Lorenza is 52 years old. She is married and has 11 children, 4 of whom live with her. Lorenza sells fruits at the different markets around the region. From the markets she buys grains, cheese, young animals, and other products which she sells in Ayacucho.
On the other hand, Fortunata is 42 years old. She is a single mother and has one son. Fortunata has a grocery store in the small town of Rosaspata in the Vinchos district.
Teofila is 40 years old. She is married and has seven children. For the past two years Teofila has sold vegetables in the Grau market of Ayacucho. Before that she traveled to different markets buying and selling products, but this business was not making a profit.


Lorenza, Fortunata, and Teofila need loans of 600, 400, and 800 soles (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying beans, barley, cheese, onions, carrots, corn, chili pepper, lemon, sugar, rice and tuna, which is a local fruit that comes from a cactus.


In their community bank they have learned to be punctual and responsible, how to care about hygiene, and about good nutrition.
Lorenza, Fortunata, and Teofila dream of building a house, having more capital for their businesses, and that their children will be professionals.

In this group: Teofila, Fortunata, Lorenza



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