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Mauricia
Mauricia is a member of the Communal Bank “Virgen de las Mercedes”. She is 50 years old, in a common law marriage, and has 5 children. Her youngest child is 10 years old and attends a state school.


Mauricia works at home, cooking most of the time. In the afternoons, she also sells beauty products through a catalog. Her friends from the Communal Bank encouraged her to start her own business. Mauricia decided to sell juices, so she bought a cart and began selling at a bus stop. She has been doing this now for a year and a half.


Since joining FINCA, Mauricia has learned how to save money and develop as an entrepreneur so that she can overcome obstacles and grow her business. She is requesting a loan of 1600 soles to buy a sandwich cart. Mauricia dreams of starting another business and is thinking about opening a restaurant with her daughter.

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Mauricia es socia del Bancomunal Virgen de las Mercedes.
Mauricia es conviviente tiene 50 años, cinco hijos el menor tiene 10 años y esta estudiando en la escuela estatal.
Mauricia trabajaba en una casa cocinando por mucho tiempo, ella se dedica también a la venta de productos de belleza por catalogo, por las tardes, sus amigas del Bancomunal la animaron a que ponga un negocio ella decidió ponerse a vender jugos, se compro una carreta y se puso a vender en un paradero, hace un año y medio.
Desde que esta en Finca ella aprendió ahorrar, aprendió a ser emprendedora y que ella puede superase y crecer en el negocio.
Mauricia necesita un préstamo de 1600 soles, para la compra de un carrito sanwichero
El sueño de Mauricia es tener otro negocio, esta pensando en poner un restaurante junto con su hija.

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About FINCA Peru

This loan is administered by FINCA Peru, one of Kiva’s Field Partners in Peru. FINCA Peru is dedicated to empowering socially and economically disadvantaged women in Peru, contributing to the development of their families, and building sustainable communities.

In 1990, FINCA Peru began by lending to a small group of women widowed by the Shining Path terrorist movement in Ayacucho. Beyond loans and financial services, FINCA offers business development training, personal and family development training, gender empowerment sessions, life insurance products, and financial and social literacy sessions for the children of borrowers. Visit FINCA Peru’s Kiva Field Partner page to learn more.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 99
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD