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Sonia is a member of the Paloma community bank. She is 27 years old and has one child. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for two years.

Sonia has a grocery store in Vilcashuaman. In Ayacucho she has a cart where she sells all kinds of groceries and also food. She recalls that, in the past, she only had the cart but it wasn't much. She used her first loan to buy sugar and rice. Now her business has grown and FINCA have helped with all the training sessions and the loans they gave her. Sonia is very happy with everything that she has accomplished. She will invest her current loan in buying rice, sugar and candies. Her dream is to own a wholesale store.
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Sonia es socia del Banco Comunal Paloma, tiene 27 años y 1 hijo, es socia de FINCA Peru desde hace 2 años.
Sonia tiene una tienda de abarrotes en Vilcas Huaman, en Ayacucho tiene una carreta donde vende todo lo de abarrotes y también comida, recuerda que antes solo tenía la carreta pero era poco y con el primer préstamo compró azúcar y arroz, ahora su negocio ha crecido y Finca ayudó con todas la capacitaciones y los préstamos recibidos. Sonia esta muy feliz con todo lo que ha logrado, ahora el préstamo lo invertirá para poder comprar arroz, azúcar y golosinas para poder enviar Vilcas, su sueño es poder tener una tienda mayorista.

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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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD