Leonarda is a member of the communal bank "Alondras". She is 66, has six children, and has been a member of FINCA Perú for 15 years. She sells crafts and raises small animals such as hens and guinea pigs. She is proud of everything she has been able to do with her savings. She enjoys the training she receives through the communal bank, where she learned how to invest her money wisely. The loan she is requesting is to buy materials for her crafts, such as threads and dyes. She will also invest in her animal raising business.
Leonarda es socia del Bancomunal Alondras, tiene 66 años de edad, es madre de 6 hijos, y socia de FINCA Perú hace 15 años. Se dedica a la venta de artesanía y a la crianza de animales pequeños como gallinas y cuyes. Se siente orgullosa de todo lo que ha logrado con sus ahorros, le gusta las capacitaciones que recibe en su Bancomunal porque ahí aprendió a invertir de manera adecuada su dinero. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de materiales para la elaboración de sus artesanías como hilos y tintes, y también lo invertirá en la crianza de sus animales.
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.