Zonia is a member of the Communal Bank Buena Suerte [Good Luck], she is 64 years old and a mother of 7 children. Zonia makes, designs and alters clothes. She has been a member for 20 years. The first loan that she received was in dollars and she was able to buy material with this money. Every week she saved 2 dollars. Thanks to FINCA's support she managed to educate her children and buy herself a car. Now she also sells cosmetics from catalogs. She enjoys working with FINCA because savings are integrated into the membership fees and it is also possible to bring voluntary savings. Furthermore the training that she received in her Communal Bank has taught her about the values and principles that people should have. The loan that she is requesting will be invested in the purchase of cosmetics and she will sell them to her regular customers. Her goal is to provide her youngest daughter with the opportunity to have a professional career.
Zonia es socia del Banco Comunal Buena Suerte, tiene 64 años, es viuda y madre de 7 hijos.
Zonia es modista, diseña y arregla prendas de vestir, es socia desde hace 20 años, el primer préstamo que recibió era en dólares y con ese dinero pudo comprar telas, cada semana ahorraba 2 dólares, gracias al apoyo de Finca logró educar a sus hijos y pudo comprarse en carro, ahora también vende cosméticos de catálogos, le gusta trabajar con Finca porque tiene ahorro programado en cada cuota que cancela además le permite traer ahorro voluntario, y asimismo las capacitaciones que recibe en su Bancomunal le enseña los valores y principios que debe tener una persona. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de cosméticos y los distribuirá a sus clientes fijos. Su meta es sacar profesional a su ultima hija.
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.