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María Rocio
María’s a member of the “Solución” communal bank. She’s 37-years-old, married and the mother of a son. She’s been a member of FINCA Perú for ten years and she owns a store where she sells juice; she also has a business where she sells building materials and supplies.

She says that in all this time as a member of FINCA Perú she’s learned how to save and thanks to this was able to buy her piece of land. She likes the training sessions her communal bank’s advisor has where she learns much about income and expenses that a person handles and how to budget her profits well. She also learned much on a personal level.

She will use the requested loan to buy building materials and supplies like sand, cement, bricks and others for her business.
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María es socia del Banco Comunal Solución y tiene 37 años de edad, es casada y madre de 1 hijo. Es socia de FINCA Perú hace 10 años y es dueña de una tienda donde vende jugos y también tiene un negocio donde vende materiales de construcción. Ella dice que en todo este tiempo como socia de FINCA Perú aprendió a ahorrar y gracias a ello logró comprar su terreno. Le gustan mucho las capacitaciones que le dicta su Promotora en su Banco Comunal donde aprende mucho sobre los ingresos y gastos que una persona maneja y a como distribuir bien sus gananancias, también aprendió mucho en lo personal. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de materiales de construcción como arena, cemento, ladrillos y otros para su negocio.

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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
  • 54
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,756,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD