Vicenta is 43 years old. She has two daughters, aged 22 and 23, who are working and studying, and one granddaughter who is four years old. She is a member of the communal bank "Maria Celeste" and has been a member of FINCA Peru for five years now, after being invited by a friend. She has been selling candy from a mobile cart in Ayacucho for 17 years. She will be using her loan of 2,000 PEN to purchase sweets/candy at a wholesale market.
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.