A loan of $1,675 helped a member to improve their businesses.

Qantuwayta Group's story

Gardenia C., Aydee P. and Valeriana S. are members of the community bank, Qantuwayta, which is located in a small community, Vischongo, about 3500 meters above sea level in the Andes. Adjacent to the Pampas River, the area is known as an archaeological zone wich much potential in the agriculture and commercial markets.

Gardenia lives in the area with her 7-year-old son and has run a store from her house for the past 2 years. Unfortunately, about 2 years ago, she also experienced a small robbery in her store, which she has since been able to overcome with the help of loans and her savings from FINCA Perú. Her biggest dream is to have her son attend the University and become a professional; she is currently saving to be able to fulfill her dream.

For the past six months, Aydee has been working at her snack bar which continues to grow. She dreams of finishing her studies and being a professional.

Valeriana is married with three children, aged 25, 22 and 19. She came to the area from Lima five years ago to help her mom, and has not yet returned. She is currently saving for her mother’s health and has a dream of having her own small business to run with her family.

Their loan of 1,700 soles will be invested by the women into their businesses. Gardenia will invest into the purchase of more groceries including fruits and vegetables. Valeriana will purchase drinks and cakes for the restaurant. Aydee will purchase more items for her store including candies, ice cream, ice cream cones and cakes.

The community bank, Qantuwayta, needs a loan of 5,100 nuevos soles in order for 11 of its members to improve their businesses.

In this group: Gardenia, Isabel, Marilu, Dina, Vilma, Nilda, Valeriana, Yeny, Eulogia Sermonia, Aydee, Saturnina
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