Marina is 46 years old, married and has five children, aged 28, 25, 23, 19 and 6. She is a member of the communal bank "Kausachun". She makes a living selling hardware goods to small towns in the jungle outsiD. of Ayacucho. She has had this business for twelve years now and also often transports other products such as groceries with her to sell there.
She will be using her loan to purchase hardware goods in Lima to resell in the jungle towns. Marina has been a member of FINCA Peru for four years now and benefits from the training they offer on business development, family counseling, and most of all, savings education. She said that because of her savings she has been able to renovate her home.
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.