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Maria Elena
María Elena a member of the Juan Pablo II
cooperative bank.

María Elena is 58 years old and a widow. She started her business selling cosmetics by catalog six years ago, when her husband died.

María Elena needs a loan of 2000 soles, to purchase jewelry and cosmetics by catalog.

Since María Elena has been with Finca, she has learned about business, how to invest, and how to be independent since previously she relied on her husband for everything.

María Elena’s dream is to again have a beauty salon and her display case full of cosmetics products.
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María Elena es socia del Bancomunal Juan Pablo II
María Elena tiene 58 años es viuda, hace seis, dejo el negocio por la muerte de su esposo, se puso a vender cosméticos por catalogo
María Elena necesita un préstamo de 2000 soles, para la compra de joyas y cosméticos por catalogo.
Desde que María Elena esta en Finca aprendió a trabajar, a saber invertir y hacer independiente, porque ella dependía de su esposo para todo.
El sueño de María Elena es tener de nuevo su peluquería y su vitrina llena de cosméticos.

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
  • 178
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria Elena maría Elena needs a loan of 2000 soles, to buy jewelry and cosmetics by catalog.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2009
May 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009