Delia is a member of The Wheatfield village bank. She is 72 years old and six months ago, she became a widow. She has two grown children who are single and live with her.
Delia worked for 28 years in as a candy saleswoman until she retired. However, she reentered the job market as a freelance saleswoman ten years ago. She earns commissions, but also buys sweet bread and empanadas in bulk and sells them to stores in her neighborhood. She says that with the loans from FINCA, she is able to invest in the sweets merchandise she sells.
Delia needs a loan for 1,000 soles to buy cupcakes, sweet bread, and empanadas in bulk. She reached her dream of having a house, but she still has a lot of confidence to continue to work and says she will continue until her strength goes.
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.