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Felicitas has been a member of the “Poder” (Power) communal bank for two years. She’s 35-years-old and the mother of six children. She sells sole inserts for shoes and slippers. She also sells children’s, women’s and men’s clothing in various street markets. She likes being part of the institution because she’s learned how to save. She comments that the training sessions are very interesting and they teach much. Felicitas will use the new loan she’s requesting exclusively to buy clothes at wholesale as well as for the shoe inserts. Her dream is to build a house of her own.
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Felicitas es socia del Banco comunal Poder desde hace dos años. Tiene 35 años y es madres de 6 hijos. Se dedica a la venta de plantillas para zapato y zapatillas. Por otro lado también vende ropas para niños, damas y caballeros en las diferentes ferias. Le gusta ser parte de la institución ya que aprendió a ahorrar. Sobre las capacitaciones comenta que son muy interesantes y que tienen mucha enseñanza. Felicitas con el nuevo préstamo que solicita lo va invertir exclusivamente en la compra de ropa al por mayor, tanto así como para las plantillas. El sueño de felicitas es construir su propia casa.

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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
  • 90
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,889,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD