A loan of $425 helped a member fortunata, Filomena, and Betty each need loans of 400 soles (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying oranges, plastic wares, bags, and coca leaves.


Betty Lely's Group's story

Fortunata, Filomena, and Betty have been members of the community bank “Dignidad” for 2 years, 4 months, and one year respectively. Fortunata is the current president of her bank. They all mentioned that they have learned a lot from the lessons on how to treat your children, self-esteem, punctuality, responsibility, and saving.
Fortunata is 39 years old, and is a single mother of one son. Together with a friend she sells orange juice, which they make. In addition, with her free time she cleans houses and hotels. Fortunata dreams of owning a house, and her own hotel.
Filomena is forty, and is also a single mother. She has two children. Filomena has been selling plastic wares from a stand in Ayacucho for three years. Before that she worked as a domestic servant, but thanks to her savings and loans she received she was able to start her own business.
Meanwhile Betty is thirty-seven. She lives with her partner and four children. Betty sells coca leaves, which are the medicinal plants cocaine can be made from. She buys them in the markets of Ayacucho and travels several hours to the region of Huancavelica to sell them.
Fortunata, Filomena, and Betty each need loans of 400 soles (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying oranges, plastic wares, bags, and coca leaves.
They plan to use their savings to build a house, buy land, and to pay for their children’s education. Their dreams are to have their own house, own a hotel, and that their children will be professionals.

In this group: Betty Lely, Fortunata, Filomena



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