A loan of $1,700 helped a member the 10 members need different amounts of loans, ranging from 300, 400 and 1000 soles, totaling 5050 Peruvian Nuevos Soles to lend to the village bank.

Anta Group's story

You can find the community bank, Anta, at approximately 3,400 meters in the in the province of Acobamba in Huancavelica in the Andes mountains of Perú. The principal economic activity in this area is agriculture including potatoes, and in the urban zone is more related to commercial businesses and services.

Delmira Araha M. lives in Anta with her husband and five children, aged 28, 25, 22, 18 and 16. The loan she has requested is for 300 nuevos soles (approximately $100). She runs a grocery store that also provides phone services. Delmira opened her store five years ago with very few things and has been able to invest in her store with loans received from FINCA Perú. Since all of her children have finished school they help her with her store. With the income she receives she hopes to improve her business and cover necessities with the help of her husband. She has also been saving money to improve her business and also to have a savings just in case something happens to her and/or her family in the future.

Luzmila Q. E. lives in Anta with her husband and three children, aged 16, 13 & 10. Her loan request is for 600 nuevos soles (approx. $200). She has had her own small restaurant for the past two years. She had problems when she first opened her restaurant because she didn't have a reputation yet in the neighborhood, but she now has many clients. She has been able to invest in her restaurant by purchasing more chairs and tables, with the loans she receives from FINCA. She dreams that her restaurant and the savings she accumulates will keep her children in school so they can eventually become professionals.

In this group: Delmira, Maruja, Eufrosinia, Esperanza, Luzmila, Eulogia, Maria Dorotea, Felicitas, Renee, Flavia

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