Olga is a member of the communal bank "Virgen María". She is 39 years old and the mother of four children. Before joining Finca she did not work, but she was invited by a friend approximately ten years ago and has been working ever since. She has never quit coming to the bank and has always been very punctual, responsible, honest and charitable, as learned through the training she has received. She has progressed well and bought a patch of land which she farms with her husband. They work hard to give their children a good education. She sells cereals, and food on Sundays. The loan will be used to buy cereals and basic groceries to cook.
Olga es socia del Banco Comunal Virgen María, tiene 39 años, es madre de 4 hijos, antes de entrar en Finca no trabajaba, una amiga la invitó, desde la fecha hace 10 años aproximadamente esta trabajando, nunca se retiró de su banquito, siempre trato de ser muy puntual, la responsabilidad, la honestidad y la caridad la aprendió en las capacitaciones que ha recibido, ha progresado mucho, pudo comprarse una chacra, trabaja junto a su esposo, se esfuerzan para poder darle a sus hijos una buena educación, ella se dedica a la venta de cereales, pero también vende comida los domingos, el préstamo que solicitan lo invertirá en al compra de cereales y abarrotes de primera necesidad para poder cocinar.
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.