Juana is a member of The Dawn village bank. She is 39 years old and has been a widow for nineteen years. She has one son who is 23 years old, is married and has a daughter of his own. They all live together in Juana’s house.
Juana became pregnant with her son when she was 14 years old. She decided to work selling food from her house. Sadly, for years she suffered from kidney problems and had to stop working for a while. When her health improved, she decided to start selling clothes to her neighbors and this business is currently going well.
Since joining FINCA Juana feels more secure because of the loans and she has learned how to save. She needs a loan of 1,200 soles to pay for clothes and to place more orders for clothes. Her dream is to have more clients.
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.