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Renee is a member of the Florecer Community Bank. She is 26 years old and has been with Kiva partner FINCA Peru for five years.

Renee sells candy and groceries from a cart located at the door to her house. She remembers that the first loan she received was used to buy candy. That was all she sold at the beginning. Since then her business has expanded, and she now sells snow cones too.

Her biggest goal is to finish building her house. She is grateful to her Community Bank which has taught her how to save, how to set goals, and how to reach them.

With the money from the loan, Renee plans to buy sugar, meat, and rice.
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Renee es socia del Banco Comunal Florecer, tiene 26 años, es socia de FINCA Peru desde hace 5 años.
Renee vende golosinas y abarrotes en una carreta ubicada en la puerta de su casa, recuerda que le primer crédito que recibió lo utilizó para comprar golosinas porque antes solo vendía golosinas y de ahí fue aumentando, ahora en su negocio también vende raspadilla, su gran meta es poder terminar de construir su casa, da gracias porque le enseñaron a poder ahorrar, y así se puede trazar metas y cumplirlas. Ahora con el préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de azúcar, carne, arroz.

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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
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD