Andrea is a member of the Communal Bank “Lirio” (Iris). She is 44 years old, married, and has 8 children, four of which are still in school. She has had a small grocery store in her home for the last three years. She will be using her loan of 3,000 PEN to purchase fruits, vegetables, and other supplies for her grocery store. She purchases the goods in one of the large markets in Ayacucho. Andrea has been a member of FINCA Peru for five years and likes that they encourage her to save and teach her how to deal with clients. She would like to continue saving to be 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.