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María is a member of the Buena Suerte (Good Luck) Community Bank. She is 34 years old, married, and the mother of two children. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for eight years.

María grows root crops which she then sells either wholesale or retail in various markets. She also sells potatoes in the Nery García market in Ayacucho. She really enjoys attending the Community Bank meetings as she learns a lot about being responsible, about spending her money appropriately, and about bringing up her children well.

Her goal is to buy some land and build a house. This loan money will be used to buy fertilizer and seeds for her farm.
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María es socia del Bancomunal Buena Suerte, tiene 34 años de edad, es conviviente y madre de 2 hijos, socia de FINCA Perú hace 8 años. Se dedica a la siembra de tuberculos que luego los vende al por mayor y menor en los diferentes mercados, también vende papa en el mercado Nery García de Ayacucho. Le gusta mucho asistir a las reuniones de su Bancomunal ya que le enseñaron a ser responsable, a invertir su dinero de manera adecuada y a educar muy bien a sus hijos. Su meta es comprar su terreno y construir su vivienda. El nuevo préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de abono y semilla para la siembra de tubérculos.

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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
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,982,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD