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Antonia‘s a member of the “Marcela” communal bank; she’s 56 years old and sells clothes and backpacks in street markets. She’s married and the mother of three children. She thanks Finca because in the moments when she most needed it she got help with her son’s illness. This time she learned how to administer her money and improve her business. Now, she’ll use this loan to buy backpacks and clothes to take to the jungle.
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Antonia es socia del Banco Comunal Marcela, tiene 56 años, es feriante de ropa y mochilas, es madre de 3 hijos, es casada, agradece a Finca porque en los momentos que mas lo necesitaba recibió la ayuda con la enfermedad de su hijo, este tiempo pudo aprender a administrar su dinero y de esa forma mejorar su negocio, ahora este préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de mochilas y ropas para llevar a la selva.

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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
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD