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Mercedes is in a common law marriage and has a six year old child. She and her husband produce handmade bricks in the community of Compañía. Her products are sold in the same community.

Mercedes belongs to the Communal Bank “Proyección” (Projection) and is requesting a loan of 1000 PEN to buy firewood. She dreams of having a home of her own since she lives at her mother-in-law’s house. In addition, she hopes to have a stable business.

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Mercedes es conviviente, tiene 1 hijo de 6 años, Mercedes junto a su esposo se dedican a la fabricación de ladrillos artesanales en la comunidad de Compañía, sus productos los comercializan en la misma comunidad.
Mercedes pertenece al Banco Comunal Proyección y solicita un crédito de 1000 soles para la compra de leña.
Mercedes sueña con tener casa propia pues vive en la casa de su suegra y tener un negocio estable.

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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
  • 86
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,796,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD