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Luisa is a member of the United Friends village bank. She is 50 years old, married, and has three adult children who work. Luisa continues to bring footwear and clothes from Trujillo, in the north of Peru. She only brings orders she has received in Lima. The construction of her house has been successfully finished. However, she still needs to put some finishing touches on it. She rents out part of her house while she lives in the other part with her family. Luisa needs a loan of 1,600 soles to buy leather shoes and sandals. Her dream is to have a stand to sell shoes.

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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
  • 78
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,808,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD