With the seed money loaned to her, América was able to expand her business, and began also selling beverages. A few years ago her husband joined her to help with the expanding business. What was once a small hamburger cart has expanded into a bustling, two-room restaurant with 14 tables. Now that América has so much more space, she would like to use the money from her next loan to make small repairs and improvements to her restaurant, such as fixing a broken door adjoining the two dining rooms.
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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