Sonia is a member of the United Friends village bank. She is 52 years-old, married, and has two children who are 22 and 21 years old and live with her. The eldest child works while the youngest studies at university.
Sonia has a food stand in the market that was an inheritance from her mother-in-law. Sonia and her husband both work there serving breakfasts, lunches, and dinners everyday until 7 p.m.
Since joining FINCA, Sonia’s business has improved and her sales have grown, which has allowed her to buy even more merchandise. She needs a loan of 2,600 soles to buy rice, sugar, meat, and beans. Her dream is to move her restaurant to a bigger location.
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.