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Alfonsa lives with a partner and has 4 children, 2 of whom are in school. Alfonsa has a bar in her house where she sells drinks. She works in this business every day, with the occasional help of her husband. In addition, Alfonsa and her husband make artisan textiles with the help of weavers. Alfonsa embroiders the products, and they are sold to traders that come from the city of Cusco and Puno. In addition, they have a musical group. She requests a loan of 1,500 Peruvian soles that she will invest in the purchase of musical instruments.

Alfonsa dreams of finishing construction on her home by putting a roof on the second floor, and of being able to help her children.
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Alfonsa es conviviente y tiene 4 hijos de los cuales 2 estudian, Alfonsa tiene un bar en su casa en donde vende bebidas, actividad que realiza todos los días con la ayuda eventual de su esposo. Además Alfonsa junto a su esposo son artesanos textiles, actividad que realiza con ayuda de tejedores, Alfonsa se dedica al bordado de los productos, sus productos los vende a intermediarios que llevan a la ciudad de Cusco y Puno. También tienen un grupo musical. Solicita un crédito de 1500 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de instrumentos musicales.
Alfonsa sueña con mejorar su casa con acabados, techar el segundo piso y ayudar a sus hijos.

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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
  • 43
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,450,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD