Yolanda is a member of The Dawn village bank.
She is 42 years-old, married, and has 5 children who are 19, 17, 16, 14, and 13. All her kids go to public school.
Yolanda decided to work out of economic necessity. She works out of her house selling hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and hot drinks. She is out every night selling her food at her door.
Since joining FINCA, Yolanda’s life has changed. She has more customers in her business and she feels useful because she is able to help with the bills of the house.
Yolanda needs a loan of 1200 soles to buy sausage, potatoes, flour, a jar of mayonnaise, and mustard. Her dream is that her children become professionals and to buy a car so that her children can use it for work.
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.