Emma in Ayacucho, Perú with her two children aged seven and 12. She has been selling groceries for 10 years. It is very important to her that her children receive a good education and learn to save money just like she is doing with the help of FINCA Perú.
With this loan of 2,550 soles (US$875) she will invest in more products for her store such as sugar, refreshments and candies. She hopes, with the income from her grocery store, to ensure her children continue their education.
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.