Victoria is a member of the Force and Power village bank. She is 52 years-old and has four children. Her 8 year-old son lives with her and goes to school, but the other three sons are independent.
She has decided to start selling fruit, carbonated water, soft drinks, and beer from her house. Victoria also currently has a job as a receptionist in a hostal where she works from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
She is requesting a loan for 2000 soles to buy counters and cabinets for her business. Victoria’s dream is to open her shop, build up inventory options, and make enough money to put her son through university.
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.