Julia is a member of the communal bank "Alondras" at FINCA Peru in Ayacucho. She is 37 years old, married, and has four children who are all studying. She has a clothing business and also sells vegetables in a local market. She is using her loan of 3,000 PEN to purchase clothing from Lima to sell in Ayacucho. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for four years now and enjoys that it gives her more independence and allows her to save money. She would like to save enough money to buy land in Ayacucho.
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.