Mercedes is a member of the communal bank Los Claveles. She is 30 years old and has 2 children. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for the last 7 years.
Mercedes makes bricks and sells them in Compañía. She has a grocery store. She started out by helping her parents as they always had this business. Now Mercedes has her own capital, working with heavy machinery that was purchased with a lot of hard work. In her most difficult moments, FINCA Peru gave the support she needed. She only works with FINCA and no longer needs to go to another bank. She will invest the current loan in hiring 2 more manual labourers so that they can work more quickly as the rainy season is coming and business is slower then. Her goal is to be able to build a house in Ayacucho.
Mercedes es socia del Banco Comunal Los Claveles, tiene 30 años y 2 hijos, es socia de FINCA Peru desde hace 7 años.
Mercedes fabrica ladrillos y los vende en Compañía, tiene una tienda de abarrotes, ella empezó ayudando a sus padres, siempre tuvieron este negocio, ahora Mercedes tiene su propio capital, trabajan con máquinas pesadas que con mucho esfuerzo ha podido comprarse. En los momentos mas difíciles FINCA Peru le brindó el apoyo que necesitaba, solo trabaja con Finca y ya no es necesario ir a otro Banco, ahora el préstamo lo invertirá para poder contratar a dos peones mas para que puedan trabajar mas rápido porque ya vienen la época de lluvia y ahí es mas lento el trabajo. Su meta es poder construir su casa en 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.