Elizabeth is a member of the Inti (“Sun” in Quechua) Village Bank. She is 37 years old and is married with two children. Elizabeth is a stylist, and is planning to open a beauty salon in Ayacucho. She is originally from Ayacucho, but was living and working in Lima until recently, when she decided to move home and open a new salon. She is partnering with her sister in this business venture. Her sister is a masseuse, so the two plan to open a full-service salon.
Elizabeth is requesting a loan of 1600 soles, which she will use to prepare and decorate the space in which she plans to open the new salon.
Elizabeth has been a member of the Inti Village Bank for eight years now. She says she loves coming to meetings, since her mother, her sister, and her sisters-in-law are all members of the same bank and meetings are a nice space to share and be with family and friends.
Elizabeth’s goal for the future is to open a full-service spa in Ayacucho.
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.