Eugenia F. R. is a member of community bank, El Roble, which means "oak tree." She lives in Ayacucho with her partner and three children, 21, 17 & 15. She sells and sews clothing including traditional slips worn under women's skirts. She also sells cheese at the local fairs on Sundays. She will invest her loan of $1500 into the purchase of thread, materials, lace, needles and cheese. She is saving to purchase a laptop and dreams of being able to send her children to school to 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.