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Carmen Rosa
Carmen is a member of the Poder ("Power") Communal Bank. She is married and has 6 children, of whom 3 are currently in school. Carmen travels 3 times per week to local markets, where she sells dry goods with the help of her children. Carmen also bakes and sells bread; she starts baking each day at 3am and begins selling the finished product at 5am. Her husband has a workshop where he fixes cars.

Carmen needs a loan of 1800 soles ($600 USD), which she will use to buy sugar, flour, and oil.

Carmen's dreams are to own her own business and to outfit her husband's workshop with the necessary tools.

Translated by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva volunteer

Carmen es socia del Banco Comunal Poder.
Carmen es casada y tiene 6 hijos de los cuales 3 están estudiando, Carmen viaja 3 veces a la semana a las ferias en donde vende abarrotes, actividad que realiza con la ayuda de sus hijos. Además Carmen elabora panes actividad que realiza desde las 3 de la mañana y a las 5 de la mañana vende los panes. El esposo de Carmen tiene un taller de reparación de carros.
Carmen necesita un préstamo de 1800 dinero que será invertido en la compra de azúcar, harina, aceite.
Los sueños de Carmen son tener un negocio propio e implementar el taller de su esposo.

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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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,822,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD