Lourdes is a member of the Ayllu (Family) Village Bank. She is 32 years old and is a single mother of two children. Lourdes owns a car, which she uses as an inter-provincial taxi between Ayacucho and Ocros, in the jungle. She hires a driver to drive the car, and she collects payments from passengers. She makes three to four trips per week.
Lourdes is requesting a loan of 1800 soles (US $600) to buy new tires and a new battery for her car. She usually uses her FINCA loans for automobile maintenance.
Lourdes’s goal for the future is to buy another car with her FINCA savings and loans.
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.