Esther is a member of the Palmeras (“Palm Trees”) Village Bank. Esther is 38 years old and married with two children. She has a stand in the April 12 Market, where she sells grains. She buys the grains in markets, and sometimes buys them from the producers themselves. She also has a car, which she rents out to a driver, who uses it as a shared taxi between Ayacucho and Socos.
Esther needs a loan of 1000 soles to buy wheat, barley and broad beans. Esther’s dreams are to build a house and to increase the chances that her daughter can have a more opportunity-filled life than her own.
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.