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Julia is a member of the "Sol Radiante" (Brilliant Sun) Village Bank. She is 36 and lives with her common-law husband and their two children. Julia is an artisan and makes loom weavings such as tapestries from her home in the Santa Ana artisans’ neighborhood. She has three employees, and sells her products in the city of Cuzco.

Julia needs a loan of 1750 soles to buy wool and dye. Julia dreams that her children will graduate with professional degrees, of expanding her business, and of buying a car so her son can start to work as a taxi driver.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow

Julia es socia del Banco Comunal Sol Radiante. Julia es conviviente, tiene 36 años y 2 hijos, Julia es artesana y realiza tejidos en telar como tapices, individuales, actividad que realiza en su casa ubicada en el barrio artesanal de Santa Ana, para lo cual cuenta con la ayuda de 3 personas, sus productos los vende en la ciudad del Cuzco.

Julia necesita un préstamo de 1750 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de lanas, tintes. Julia sueña con que sus hijos sean profesionales, ampliar su negocio y comprar un carro para que su hijo trabaje.

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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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 131
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,903,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD