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Paulina is a member of the Rikchary Community Bank which means Wake Up in quechua.

Paulina is 52 years old, married and has 9 children. Paulina sells various crafts. Her shop is located on a central street. The shop is rented. She also has a bar at her son’s house in the city of Huanta where she counts on staff for help.

Paulina needs a loan of 1200 PEN, money she will invest to buy alpaca wool sweaters.

Paulina’s dreams are to save for her children’s degrees and fill her store with more products.

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Paulina es socia del Banco Comunal Rikchary que significa Despierta en quechua.
Paulina es casada, tiene 52 años y 9 hijos, Paulina venD. artesanía variada, su local esta ubicado en una calle céntrica, local que es alquilado. Además tiene un bar en la casa D. su hijo en la ciudad D. Huanta para lo cual cuenta con la ayuda D. un personal.
Paulina necesita un préstamo D. 1200 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra D. chompas D. alpaca.
Los sueños D. Paulina son ahorrar para los títulos D. sus hijos y surtir con mas productos su tienda.

Additional Information

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
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Paulina to purchase alpaca wool sweaters.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009