Teresa is a member of the Sonrisa (“Smile”) Village Bank. She is married and has four children. She and her husband are artisans and make sculptures of landscapes, churches, traditional customs and birth commemorations out of Huamanga rock (alabaster). Her workshop is located in her house in Santa Ana, a local artisans’ neighborhood. She sells her pieces to vendors and also does custom orders.
Teresa needs a loan of 2400 soles (US$800) to buy more alabaster for her sculptures. Her dreams are to help her children finish school, to get ahead in life, and to improve her workshop.
Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow
Teresa es socia del Banco Comunal Sonrisa.
Teresa es casada y tiene 4 hijos, Teresa junto a su esposo son artesanos y realizan esculturas en piedra de Huamanga (alabastro), como nacimientos, paisajes, iglesias, costumbres típicas, su taller esta ubicado en su casa en el barrio artesanal de Santa Ana, sus ventas los realiza a los comerciantes y también a pedidos.
Teresa necesita un préstamo de 2400 dinero que será invertido en la compra de piedra de Huamanga.
Los sueños de Teresa son ayudar a sus hijos para culminar sus estudios, salir adelante y mejorar su taller.
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.