Business Loans for Older Peruvians



Pro-Vida Peru manages a revolving loan fund for older people, mainly women, empowering them to start up small businesses and increase their living standards.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Poor older people are excluded from credit services on the basis both of their poverty and of their age. Our project is attempting to break down barriers to lending to older people, who are generally viewed as not creditworthy and demonstrates that they are responsible in their management of their credit and businesses. Our project benefits 88 older people and 440 family members through increased income, while empowering these older women and men to be both active and productive.

How will this project solve this problem?

Activities include setting up and running a revolving fund and training in small business management. At the end of the project, older people are able to run own their businesses in a sustainable way.

Potential Long Term Impact

We aim to provide credit to older people and technical support for the development of income generating activities. We also aim to promote a change of attitude in the community towards the participation of older people in the economy.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $560

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $560 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $7,700.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $560 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Pro-Vida Peru

Lima 14, Peru

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