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Irene is a member of the Desarrollo (“Development”) Village Bank. Irene is 56 years old and married with two children. Irene runs a neighborhood store called Cuzco from her home, where she sells dry goods, vegetables, meat, perfume, and special order clothing. She also has a call center. She buys her wares in Lima, and runs the store with the help of her husband and children. Irene needs a loan of 2000 soles to buy rice, sugar and pasta. Irene dreams of putting a roof onto her house (which is currently covered with corrugated tin) and of owning a car.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva Fellow

Irene es socia del Banco Comunal Desarrollo.
Irene es casada, tiene 56 años y 2 hijos, Irene tiene una bodega bazar llamado Cuzco, ubicada en su casa que esta en el distrito D. Jesús Nazareno, en donD. venD. abarrotes, verduras, carne, perfumes, ropa a pedido, también tiene un locutorio, sus productos los adquiere en la ciudad D. Lima, la atención D. su negocio lo realiza con la ayuda D. su esposo e hijos.
Irene necesita un préstamo D. 2000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra D. arroz, azúcar y fideos.
Irene sueña con techar el primer piso D. su casa y tener un carro.

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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
  • 124
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,923,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD