Elizabeth is 41 years old, single, and has a 9-year-old daughter. She is a member of the communal bank "Nobleza" and has been a member of FINCA Peru for 4 years. She owns an internet cafe in Ayacucho and is also hoping to expand to sell notebooks and pens. Elizabeth bought her computers in 2003 and would like to update the memory and software. She likes that FINCA encourages her to save and would one day like to buy the building she is renting for her store.
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.