A loan of $725 helped a member julia, Maria, and Juana need loans of 900, 600, and 600 soles (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying rice, pasta, tuna fish, milk, beer, soft drinks, and bicycle repair parts.


Juana Gliceria's Group's story

Julia, Maria, and Juana have been members of the community bank “8 of September” for one year. They are all from the district of Acosvinchos, which is one hour away from the city of Ayacucho. In their community bank they have learned to save, how to manage their businesses, and to work in unity with the other associates.
Julia is 33 years old. She lives with her partner and two young children. For the past three years Julia has been selling food staples such as rice, flour, and sugar. She also sells fruits and vegetables
Maria is 30 years old. She is married and has five children. Maria, together with her husband, have a workshop where they make doors, windows, and fix bicycles. They have had this business for the past four years.
Meanwhile, Juana is 41 years old. She is married and has three children. Juana owns a store where she sells food staples.
Julia, Maria, and Juana need loans of 900, 600, and 600 soles (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying rice, pasta, tuna fish, milk, beer, soft drinks, and bicycle repair parts.
One of the most important parts of the community bank is the interest earning savings account each associate receives. Julia, Maria, and Juana plan to use their savings to pay for any emergency that comes up, to buy a piece of land, and to pay for their children’s education. Their dreams are to own a home, see their business progress, and that their children will be professionals.

In this group: Juana Gliceria, Maria Francisca, Julia



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