A loan of $800 helped a member to buy more vegetables, rice, potatoes, pasta, lemons and other foods to expand their businesses.


Jesucita's Group's story

Alejandrina, Jesusita and Angelica are all members of the same village bank at FINCA. All three of them agree that being members of FINCA has reinforced the values of punctuality, responsibility, saving; values that they believe are important in the growth of their businesses.

Alejandrina is forty-two years old and has four children -- three boys and one girl -- ranging from six to twenty three years old. She was a member of FINCA in 1993, left for two years, and rejoined in 1995. She has been receiving support from FINCA ever since. Alejandrina has a business selling all kinds of vegetables from a stand in the local market. She used to sell vegetables in her village in the country before moving to the capital city of Ayacucho, Huamanga.

Jesusita is 33 years old and has 2 children, a boy of 8 and a girl of 16. Jesusita has been a part of FINCA for 18 years. Jesusita has a little store where she sells food staples, such as pasta, grains, soft drinks and candy.

Angelica is 26 years old and has a new, 10-month-old baby girl. She recently joined FINCA in December of 2007. Before moving to Ayacucho, she was living in Lima and studying to become a nurse, but moved to Ayacucho with her new husband to raise a family here. Now she serves lunch from her house as her business.

Alejandrina, Jesusita and Angelica need loans of 750, 900, and 600 soles (3 soles = 1 dollar) to buy more vegetables, rice, potatoes, pasta, lemons and other foods to expand their businesses.

Alejandrina, Jesusita and Angelica all have dreams of someday improving their houses. They dream that their children will become professionals. Angelica also plans to complete her nursing degree.

In this group: Jesucita, Alejandrina, Angelica
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