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Elizabeth is a member of the Despertar ("Awaken") Communal Bank. She is 38 years old and lives with her husband and their five children. She has a stand in the Miraflores market (located on the outskirts of the city of Ayacucho) where she sells dry goods every day. She also has another stand, administered by her son, where she sells grains. Her son works at the stand in the morning and studies in the afternoons.

Elizabeth needs a loan of 2400 soles to buy fruitcake and milk for the Christmas season.

Elizabeth dreams of buying a car to use for passenger transport and for her children to complete their education.

Translated by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva volunteer

Elizabeth es socia del Banco Comunal Despertar.
Elizabeth es conviviente, tiene 38 años y 5 hijos, Elizabeth tiene un puesto en el mercado Miraflores que se ubica en las afueras de la ciudad de Ayacucho, en donde vende abarrotes, actividad que realiza todos los días. Además Elizabeth tiene otro puesto en donde vende cereales, este negocio esta administrado por su hijo quien atiende por las mañanas y por las tardes estudia.
Elizabeth necesita un préstamo de 2400 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de panetones, leches para la campaña navideña.
Elizabeth sueña con comprar un carro para realizar transporte urbano y que sus hijos culminen sus estudios.

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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
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,876,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD