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Mirian is a member of the Totorilla Communal Bank. She is 35 and has 3 children. She runs a seafood restaurant by day and a Chinese restaurant by night. She also has a tourist shop. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for three years. She remembers that with her first loan she bought a kitchen and started her business with a small table and four chairs in a location that her father gave her. She is very grateful for all the support that has been provided for her; thanks to Finca and the responsibility that they taught her, she now has all that she set out to have. She feels that she has progressed. The training and the savings help her to run her business better. Her goal is to be able to buy another plot of land and to baptize her children.
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Mirian es socia del Banco Comunal Totorilla, tiene 35 años y 3 hijos, ella tiene una Marisquería de dia y Chifa por la noche, tambien tiene un recreo, es socia de FINCA Peru desde hace 3 años, recuerda que con su primer préstamo se compró una cocina, ella empezó su negocio, con una mesita y 4 sillas en un ambiente que le dio su papá, de ésta manera empezó su negocio agradece mucho por todo el apoyo que le brindaron, ya que gracias a Finca y la responsabilidad que le enseñaron, ahora ella tiene todo lo que se propuso, siente que ha progresado, las capacitaciones y el ahorro le ayudan a poder administrar mejor su negocio. La meta que tiene es poder comprar otro terreno y hacer bautizar a sus hijos.

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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
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,945,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD