Graciela is a member of the Union II Village Bank. Graciela is 52 years old and married with four children. She travels to regional fairs three times per week to sell dry goods and clothing. At the fairs, she buys grains, animals, cheese and eggs to resell in the Nery Garcia Market. Graciela needs a loan of 1000 soles to buy skirts, sweaters and blouses. Graciela’s dreams are to buy a stand in one of Ayacucho’s markets and for her children to finish school.
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.