Victoria is a member of the Alborada communal bank. She is 49 years old and the mother of 4 children. She is a single mother; since her husband left, she has tried to get ahead by herself. She reports that without the help of FINCA, she would not have been able to do so, and she is very grateful. For Victoria, FINCA Peru is more than an entity that provides loans; for her they are like her family. In this way she has been able to get ahead, trying to do everything she can. Her business is traveling to the markets with clothing and shoes. On Sundays, she sells food from her home. Now she feels that her business has grown, and now with the loan she has requested she will invest in buying clothing and groceries.
Victoria es socia del Banco Comunal Alborada, tiene 49 años, es madre de 4 hijos, ella es madre soltera, desde que su esposo se fue ella ha tratado de salir adelante sola, manifiesta que sin la ayuda de Finca ella no hubiera podido, esta muy agradecida. Para Victoria Finca Perú es mas que una entidad que da préstamos, para ella son como su familia, así ella pudo salir adelante, trata de hacer todo lo que puede, se dedica a viajar a las ferias llevando ropa y zapatos, los domingos vende comida por su casa, ahora siente que su negocio ha crecido, y ahora con el préstamo que ha solicitado lo invertirá en la compra de abarrotes y ropa.
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.