Carmen is a member of Inti community bank. She is 30 years old and has two children. She has belonged to Kiva partner FINCA Peru for the past two years. Carmen has an auto body and painting shop. Previously she worked as a secretary for a travel agency in central Ayacucho. Carmen really enjoys her meetings with her community bank because she learns a lot about training. She appreciates everything because her shop and everything she has, like her cars, she bought with her savings and the loans she has received. Her dream is to set up her business and purchase better machinery for her shop.
Carmen es socia del Banco Comunal Inti, tiene 30 años y 2 hijos, es socia de FINCA Peru desde hace 2 años, tiene un Taller de planchado y pintura, antes trabajaba como secretaria en una agencia de viajes al interior de Ayacucho.
A Carmen le gusta mucho las reuniones de su Banco Comunal, porque aprende mucho en las capacitaciones y agradece todo lo que obtubo, ya que su taller y todo lo que tiene como sus carros lo ha podido comprar con sus ahorros y los préstamos que ha recibido, su sueño es implementar su negocio y comprar mejores maquinarias para su Taller.
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.