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Virginia is a member of the Communal Bank “Atinchik”. She is 47 years old and a single mother of a 17 year old daughter. She has a clothing stand at the market in La Magdalena where she sells apparel for women, men, and children, as well as undergarments and other items. Virginia learned this business from her mother who also has a vending post. The loan she is requesting will be invested in the purchase of merchandise.

Virginia joined FINCA Peru after she was invited by her sister-in-law. She enjoys having access to loans and being able to save. Using her savings, she was able to acquire merchandise and has done very well. Virginia enjoys spending time with the other members and the training classes that have helped her in her daily life.

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Virginia es socia del Banco Comunal Atinchik, es madre soltera, tiene 47 años y una hija de 17 años.
Virginia, tiene un puesto surtido de prendas de vestir para damas caballeros y niños, ropas interiores entre otros en el mercado de la Magdalena, aprendió de este negocio de su mamá pues ella también tiene un puesto. El crédito que solicita lo invertirá en la en la compra de mercaderías.
Ingreso a Finca Perú por la invitación de su cuñada, le gusta por la accesibilidad a los créditos y puede ahorrar, gracias a sus ahorros puedo surtir su mercadería y le va bien, le gusta compartir momentos gratos con sus con socias y también las capacitaciones que recibe que le ayudan en su vida diaria.

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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.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,884,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD