Marina is a member of the Chiara Village Bank. She is 27 years old and lives with her husband and their three children. Marina and her husband chop and sell firewood. Marina buys eucalyptus trees, which workers chop into firewood. The firewood is then brought to the city of Ayacucho and sold to bakeries that use wood-fired ovens. Marina also raises small animals, which she sells in her own district. Marina needs a loan of 600 soles to buy eucalyptus trees. Marina’s dreams are for her children to finish school, to have her own investment capital, and to expand her business.
Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow
Marina es socia del Banco Comunal Chiara.
Marina es conviviente, tiene 27 años y 3 hijos, Marina junto a su esposo se dedican a hacer leña, Marina compra árboles de eucalipto que luego con la ayuda de peones realiza leña que transporta a la ciudad de Ayacucho y lo reparte a los hornos de panes. Además Marina se dedica a la crianza de animales menores que vende en su mismo distrito.
Marina necesita un préstamo de 600 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de árboles de eucalipto.
Los sueños de Marina son que sus hijos culminen sus estudios, tener capital propio y hacer crecer su negocio.
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.