Rosalia is 53 years old, and has four children, two of which are completing their university studies. She owns a store where she has been selling groceries, sodas and gifts for 7 years. She was selling goods at a stand in a local market for 8 years prior to opening her store, and said she began her business when she became a member of FINCA Peru 14 years ago. The trainings that FINCA Peru offered were very helpful to her in the beginning when she was just starting her business. She will be using her loan of 2,400 PEN to purchase grocery supplies in addition to gifts and school supplies for the upcoming school year. Rosalia is a member of the communal bank "Morenita Huamanga".
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.