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Nelly is a member of the Maria de la Paz Community Bank. She used to work in popular restaurants and for Vaso de Leche (Glass of Milk), a program that provides food to vulnerable citizens in Peru. She cooked, but she was very tired. She wanted to change jobs.

She now sells beauty products by catalog. She works with three lines.

In Finca she learned to persevere in order to achieve what she wants.

She needs a loan for 1,000 PEN to buy catalog products that will be sold for Father’s Day.

Her dream is to finish construction on her house.
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Primer préstamo:
Nelly es socia del bancomunal Maria de la Paz.
Trabajaba en comedores populares, en vaso de leche, cocinando pero era muy cansado, quiso cambiar de actividad, se dedica a la Venta de productos de belleza por catalogo, ella trabaja con tres líneas.
En Finca aprendió a ser perseverante, para lograr lo que quiere.
Necesita un préstamo de 1000 soles para la compra de productos por catalogo que comprara por el día del padre.
El sueño que tiene es terminar de construir su casa.

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
  • 120
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,164,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Nelly buy catalog products that will be sold for Father’s Day.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2009
Jun 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009