The group President is Juana, 53. She’s married and has four children (15, 14 and 11 year old twins). She’s a merchant and is asking for a 1050 sol loan to buy cereals. Juana travels to the Seccelambras market Thursdays to buy the cereals there that she then sells to housewives in Ayacucho. Sometimes she sells them herself in her stand. On days she doesn’t travel to the markets, she sells cereals, potatoes, dehydrated potatoes, peas or seasonal vegetables in the little market near the cemetery. On Sundays she sells at the San Juan Bautista market.
She joined FINCA Peru thanks to an invitation from a promoter. She likes it because of the ease in getting loans and because she can save; she also likes learning at the training sessions. Her dream is that her children become professionals and that her business continues to make progress.
About FINCA PeruThis 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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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