Irma is a member of the Lirio (“Iris”) Village Bank.
Irma is 56 years old and married with three children. She has a store in her home, located in the Jesús Nazareno District of Ayacucho where she sells dry goods. She runs the store in her free time and with the help of her daughter. She works full-time as a technician in the maternity ward of a local hospital. Irma plans to launch a new business selling juice and soda. She needs a loan of 700 soles to remodel the space in which she plans to open her new store. Irma dreams of expanding her business and for her children to get ahead in life, to finish school, and to become working professionals.
Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow
Irma es socia del Banco Comunal Lirio.
Irma es casada, tiene 56 años y 3 hijos, Irma tiene una tienda en su casa ubicado en el distrito de Jesús Nazareno, en donde vende abarrotes, actividad que realiza en sus tiempos libres y con la ayuda de su hija. Irma trabaja como técnica en maternidad en el seguro. Irma tiene proyectado iniciar con un nuevo negocio de venta de jugos, gaseosas.
Irma necesita un préstamo de 700 soles dinero que será invertido en la refacción del local para su nuevo negocio.
Irma sueña con ampliar su negocio, que sus hijos salgan adelante, culminen sus estudios y sean profesionales.
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.