Tag Archives: South America

Marco Antonio Cutipa Huanca – Business Administration (Bolivia)

Marco dreams of becoming a business administrator. Marco is currently attending the Universidad Franz Tomayo, working towards his degree in business administration. He expects to graduate in December, 2015 but without a loan is unsure how he will be able to continue affording his education. He shares that his alternative would be to take time […]

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Unión Progreso Group – Retail (Huarochiri, Peru)

The group “Unión Progreso” (Progress Union) consists of 12 enthusiastic members. Maria Felicita is one of the members. She is married and has 5 children, of whom she continues to support one. Maria Felicita sells school supplies, since she has a bookstore in her home. This business is the result of her effort, and, with […]

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Hijos Del Sol Group – Clothing (Independencia, Santiago, Chile)

This communal bank is called “Hijos del Sol” (“children of the sun”, in English) and has eighteen entrepreneurs, all of whom have different businesses. There are electricians, upholsterers, photographers, craftsmen, clothes vendors and dressmakers, among others. All of the entrepreneurs live in the Independencia commune, in the city of Santiago. In flowery shorts and a […]

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Marina – Agriculture (Huancavelica, Peru)

Marina is 37 years old and is a hardworking woman. She lives with her husband, Juvenal, and they have seven children which they care for in the home they inherited from her mother and where she has lived since birth. Raising different kinds of crops is her specialty and she has been farming all this […]

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Mujeres Progresando Group – Retail (La Paz/El Alto, Bolivia)

The “MUJERES PROGRESANDO” (Advancing women) communal bank is made up of ten members and is led by a board of directors whose treasurer is Sonia. The businesses run by the communal bank’s members are varied and include: cosmetics sales, a local shop, various products, plants and plant pots, duvet sales, book sales and pork crackling […]

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Luis Palomino Paniora – Accounting (Peru)

Luis was drawn to accounting because he is passionate about finance and business and is driven to make a difference in business in his community. He is confident that completing his degree will not only put himself and his family in a better financial situation, ensuring them a better quality of life, but will also […]

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Rosana Elizabeth Borja Faria – Education (Paraguay)

Rosana is pursuing a degree in education in order to make a good life for herself and to help others. In five years she sees herself as a successful educator and running her own school. She is inspired by her passion to succeed and to help others succeed through learning. She is very dedicated to […]

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Joel David Gonzalez Gayoso – Law (Paraguay)

Within five years Joel sees himself running his own legal firm, carrying important cases, and helping others. He is continually inspired to pursue his goals because of his great passion for law. He struggles with keeping up with his school responsibilities while continuing to work at his current job, but he is very organized and […]

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Americo Eloy Mendoza Callisaya – Law (Bolivia)

Americo dreams of becoming a lawyer because he is passionate about law and believes that as a lawyer he will be able to make a difference in his society. With a career in law Americo will be able to give himself and a family a comfortable life, a dream he has for his future. Without […]

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Carla Marcela Munguia Fingo – Communications (Bolivia)

Carla is currently studying in the field of communications. She is very passionate about this field and hopes to someday join the communications field in the media sector. She is currently working on her thesis, however she has not been able to arrange for the financial resources to complete her school term. A loan would […]

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