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Catalina is a member of the Universo (Universe) Village Bank. Catalina is 45 years old and is married with two children. Catalina sells prepared meals in the Nery Garcia Zarate Market. Catalina sells breakfast with the help of her children. She also makes weavings, like hallway rugs, which she sells in the city’s markets. Catalina needs a loan of 1000 soles, which she will use to buy rice and sugar. Catalina dreams that her children will grow up to be working professionals, of improving her two businesses, and of building her own home.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow

Catalina es socia del Banco Comunal Universo.
Catalina es casada, tiene 45 años y 2 hijos, Catalina vende comida en un puesto del mercado Nery García Zarate, Catalina vende desayuno y cuenta con la ayuda de sus hijos. Además Catalina realiza artesanía en telar como pasadizos, y lo vende en los mercados de la ciudad.
Catalina necesita un préstamo de 1000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de arroz, azúcar.
Catalina sueña con que sus hijos sean profesionales, mejorar sus negocios y construir su casa.

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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
  • 51
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD