A loan of $900 helped a member juana, Dina, and Liliana need loans of 800, 1000, and 800 soles respectively (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying more business supplies. With the loans they will able to buy in bulk and receive a lower price.


Juana's Group's story

Juana, Dina, and Liliana are members of the community bank “Desarollo”. They have been associates for four months, two years, and four years respectively. In that time they have learned good business practices such as saving, punctuality, and responsibility. They have also learned values such as respect.

Juana is 27 years old and has three children. She has had a business making bricks for the past five years. She learned this trade while working in a larger brick-making operation but prefers having her own business.

Dina is 22 and has two children. She owns a bakery. Dina makes bread and then sells it from a stand in the town market.

Likewise, Liliana is in her 20s. She is 24 and has one child. Four years ago Liliana used a loan from her community bank to start a business selling fish. She sells the fish from a stand in front of her house.

Juana, Dina, and Liliana need loans of 800, 1000, and 800 soles respectively (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying more business supplies. With the loans they will able to buy in bulk and receive a lower price. With the community bank each women has an interest-earning savings account. Juana, Dina, and Liliana plan to use their savings on their homes. They all dream that their children will have better lives and continue to move up in the world.

In this group: Juana, Liliana, Dina
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