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Sofia is a member of the Nueva Vida (“New Life”) Village Bank. Sofia is 24 years old and is the single mother of one child. Sofia has a store in a rented space near Ayacucho’s central market, where she sells TVs and sound systems. Sofia also has a stand in the 12 de Abril Market, where she sells clothing. Her sister runs the stand. Sofia needs a loan of 3500 soles to buy televisions. Sofia’s dreams are to buy a car to use for public transit, to build her own home, and to open a hotel.
Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva Fellow
Sofia es socia del Banco Comunal Nueva Vida.
Sofia es madre soltera, tiene 24 años y 1 hijo, Sofía tiene una tienda en un local alquilado que se ubica cerca al mercado central de la ciudad de Ayacucho, en donde vende artefactos como televisores, equipos. Además Sofia tiene un puesto en el mercado 12 de abril en donde vende ropa, su hermana se encarga de la atención.
Sofia necesita un préstamo de 3500 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de televisores.
Los sueños de Sofia son comprar un carro para que realice transporte publico, construir su casa y un hotel.

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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
  • 84
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD