Eliana N. C. lives with her husband and four children (aged, 14, 9, 4, 6 months) in Ayacucho. She is part of the community bank, LLamkasum, "let's work together" in Quechua. Every two weeks Eliana travels to the rainforest to purchase cooca beans, coffee and peanuts; she spends 2 weeks in the selva and then returns to sell the products for 4 days. She plans to invest her loan of 1050 soles into her business by paying rent, purchasing more goods and paying for bus tickets to and from the rainforest. With her savings, she hopes that her business will continue to grow; she'd like to buy a computer and be able to help with her children's education, so they will become professionals.
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.