Filomena is from Puno. She studied sewing briefly in Lima, but was unable to finish her studies as she cannot speak Spanish very well. Filomena speaks Aymara, but no one in Lima speaks this dialect. In addition, she has trouble speaking and her friends criticize the way she speaks. Filomena worked in various areas until her aunt advised her to start raising pigs. Raising pigs is profitable, does not take all day, and buyers are always available.
Filomena is requesting a loan of 2000 PEN to buy feed for the pigs and sacks of sweet potatoes. Her dream is to buy a car and rent it out to earn more income.
About FINCA PeruThis 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.
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