A loan of $2,725 helped a member buy cookies, caramels, hot peppers, cumin, bananas, papayas, bread, t-shirts and pants.


Las Americas Group's story

The Las Ameritas Village Bank has twelve members and is beginning its second loan cycle. During the group’s first cycle, members were given training and educational sessions, which they are now putting into practice in their daily lives. The group members are involved in a variety of different businesses; they sell condiments, accessories, bread, dry goods, sweets, clothing and fruit, and also prepare natural juices. Some sell from home or in local markets, while others sell in the street or make home deliveries. The group members are requesting different loan amounts, like 300, 600 or 1,050 soles. The group as a whole is requesting a total of 8,400 soles. The loans will be used to buy cookies, caramels, hot peppers, cumin, bananas, papayas, bread, t-shirts and pants. Group members dream of improving and expanding their businesses, of owning their own homes or their own stores, and that their children will graduate will professional degrees.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow

El Banco Comunal Las Américas inicia su segundo ciclo con 12 socias, en el primer ciclo recibieron diferentes temas de capacitación que ahora están poniendo en practica en su vida diaria.
Las socias realizan diferentes negocios como la venta de condimentos, pasamanería, panes, abarrotes, golosinas, preparación de jugos naturales, ropa, frutas. Sus ventas los realizan en algunos mercados, en sus domicilios, reparten a domicilio, ambulantemente.
Las socias necesitan diferentes montos de préstamos, algunos montos son de 300 soles, 600 soles, 1050 soles haciendo un total de 8,400 soles de préstamos en el Banco Comunal.
Los préstamos lo invertirán en la compra de galletas, caramelos, ají, comino, plátano, papaya, panes, polos, pantalones.
Los sueños de las socias son mejorar y ampliar su negocio, tener casa propia, tener un local para sus negocios y sus hijos sean profesionales.

In this group: Rosa , Doris , Abigail Sara, Eufrosinia , Marino , Marleny, Clara Victoria , Rufelia , Fermina Flora , Digna Gladis, Teodoro , Janett



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