Angelica Y. E. is a member of the Confianza (“Trust”) Village Bank. She is a 28-year-old single mother with one child. Angelica sells “emoliente,” a hot drink with curative properties. She works every morning and every night selling her emoliente on the street outside of a local inter-provincial transport company. She also has a small stand at the Alipio Ponce Academy, where she sells sweets. Angelica needs a loan of $275 to buy sweets and to fix her cart. Angelica dreams of owning her own home, of expanding her business, and of providing her son with a good education. Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow.
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.