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Francisco is a member of the Communal Bank "El Trebol" (The Clover). He is 52 years old and has seven children who live with him. Francisco has been with FINCA Peru for more than a year. He raises guinea pigs, but he also works for an ice cream company.

Thanks to FINCA Peru, Francisco was able to grow his guinea pig business. He also learned how to save and better manage his money. He enjoys the Communal Bank meetings because of the seminars that have helped to educate his children. Francisco will invest his new loan in the purchase of more female guinea pigs.

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Francisco es socio del Banco Comunal El Trebol, tiene 52 años y tiene 7 hijos que viven con él. Francisco tiene más de un año en FINCA Perú y se dedica a la crianza de cuyes (guinea pigs). Francisco también trabaja en una empresa de helados. Gracias a FINCA Perú, Francisco creció su criadero de cuyes, también aprendió a ahorrar y a administrar mejor su dinero. A él le gustan las reuniones de su banco comunal por las charlas que le ayudan a educar a sus hijos. Francisco invertirá su nuevo préstamo para la compra de más cuyes madres.

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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
  • 88
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,784,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD