Victor is a member of the Confianza (“Trust”) Village Bank. He is 30 years old and lives with his girlfriend and their daughter. Victor and his brothers own a workshop where they make weavings on a loom. They then sell their weavings in a local market. Victor has been working as an artisan for 14 years.
Victor is requesting a loan of 1000 soles to buy wool and dyes for his weavings, as well as to buy new heddles for his looms, since they need to be replaced periodically and his have gotten worn out.
Victor’s goal for the future is to export his work to sell. He may be able to do this through FINCA Peru Exports, a branch of FINCA that works with artisans to sell their work internationally.
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.