A loan of $550 helped a member to increase their haberdashery and bakery businesses.

Julia's Group's story

Hermelinda is a member of the Village Bank Tarpuy. She is 41 years old, married, and has 3 children, ages 9, 16, and 20. Hermelinda uses her money from FINCA towards her business of selling haberdashery – which includes buttons, threads, ribbons, drapery, etc. She sells these things to people in the countrysiD.. Hermelinda started this business with her husband 15 years ago, but now she operates it alone, and has a business of selling hats with her husband. Hermelinda's dream is to have more money and succeed in her business, and also that her children become professionals.

Julia is a member of the Village Bank Tarpuy. She is 62 years old, widowed, and has 7 children ranging in age from 17 to 38 years old. Julia has a business of selling different types of bread from her house – she has a small sort of bakery in her home. She has been doing this business for 24 years, and says it has become much better in the last 2 years. Julia's dream is that her children will all have good educations and be successful – she is working to help them do this.

Hermelinda and Julia are asking for a loan to increase their businesses. Hermelinda will use the money to buy more haberdashery, and Julia to buy flour, butter, firewood, and other things to use in her bakery.

In this group: Julia, Hermelinda

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