María Raquel L. is a member of community bank, Anabella, at FINCA Perú. In addition to being an accountant, María also runs her own small grocery store where she works everyday. She plans to invest her loan of 1500 soles into her business to purchase corn, beer and sugar. She is currently saving to purchase Christmas presents, continue increasing her capital and to fill up her store. Her goal is to be able to help her children get an 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.