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Nelly is a member of the Las Entusiastas (“The Enthusiasts”) Village Bank. She is 46 years old, separated, and has four children. Nelly has a workshop in which she makes different kinds of fireworks (like “castles” and “bombardments”) by special order. Two of her children help her make the fireworks. Nelly also has a small store in her home, where she sells dry goods. Nelly needs a loan of 2000 Peruvian soles to buy rice, sugar and milk. Nelly dreams of improving her businesses and of buying a car.

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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
  • 89
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD