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Mercedes is a member of the “Lealtad” (Loyalty) communal bank. She’s 26 years old, single and the mother of one daughter. She’s been a member for a year and she’s a merchant who buys and sells pork and beef. She was invited to join Finca Perú by one of the members. Thanks to Finca she was able to save up and buy a freezer and an electronic scale. She likes the training sessions because they talk about saving and how to invest in her business; they also helped her to improve her personal relationships with her family. She also likes Finca because it carries out health campaigns which are a good thing. She will take out a loan to invest in her business buying pork.
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Mercedes es socia del Banco Comunal Lealtad, tiene 26 año de edad, es soltera, es madre de 1 hija, viene siendo socia desde hace 1 año, es negociante compra y vende carne de cerdo y res, esta en Finca Perú por invitación de una socia, gracias a Finca pudo ahorrar y comprarse su congeladora y balanza electrónica, le gusta las capacitaciones por le hablan del ahorro, como invertir en sus negocios también le ayudó a mejorar en lo personal para con su familia, también le gusta por que Finca hace campañas de salud que es bueno, sacará un préstamo para invertir en su negocio en la compra de carne de cerdo.

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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
  • 98
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD