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Maria Teresa
Maria is a member of the Tarpuy Communal Bank. She is 65 years old and the mother of nine children. She sells clothing, which she takes to the rainforest region. She has been a member of Finca Perú for ten years. The experience that she has gained in Finca has helped her to raise her children well and to make her business profitable so that she can sustain her home. Maria is very grateful to Finca for the training and assistance that they give to low-income women. Although she was failing at one time, she kept going. She will use the loan she is requesting to purchase seasonal clothing.
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Maria es socia del Banco Comunal Tarpuy, tiene 65 años, se dedica a la compra de ropa y lo lleva a la selva, es madre de 9 hijos, y es socia de Finca Perú desde hace 10 años, y la experiencia que pudo ganar en Finca le ayuda a poder criar bien a sus hijos y que su negocio pueda ser el sustento para su hogar. Maria esta muy agradecida a Finca por las capacitaciones y la ayuda que dan a las mujeres de bajos recursos económicos, aunque fracaso en un tiempo ella salió adelante. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de ropa de la estación.

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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
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD