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The beautiful landscape of Peru has lots to offer those who visit, but the country is more than just its pretty scenery. The pandemic has hit Peru hard, causing the economy to decline by 17.4%. 8.3% of Peru’s population already lives on less than $3.20 USD a day, and this number is likely to increase. With poverty comes high illiteracy rates among girls and women, especially in rural areas. Although Peru has a highly developed microfinance sector with principled regulators and laws that are favorable to the Peruvian in need, 65% of adults do not have any financial products in their possession. With the help of WCCN, the amount of rural citizens, women, and indigenous people that have access to financial assets is increasing.


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