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Maria Mercedes
María is a member of "Las Flores" (The Flowers) Community Bank. Maria is married, is 43 years old and has two children who are 18 and 22 years old and who are students. Maria studied tailoring 13 years ago. Out of curiosity, she began making curtains for her house and later, for familiy members and friends. Gradually, they went to her with requests and recommendations. Currently, she has a small tailor's shop in her home. She has been able to buy machines and tools for curtain-making. Since joining FINCA, her business has improved and she has learned to invest. Maria needs a loan of 2,600 soles in order to purchase curtain fabric and furniture lining. Maria's dream is to have a shop and her own home.
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María es socia del Bancomunal Las Flores
Maria es casada tiene 43 años , dos hijos de 18 y 22 años que están estudiando
Maria, estudio corte y confección, hace 13 años empezó de curiosidad haciendo cortinas para su casa y después para familiares y amistades, poco a poco le fueron pidiendo y recomendando, actualmente tiene su pequeño taller de confección su casa, ha podido comprar maquinas y herramientas para la confección de cortinas.
Desde que esta en Finca , su negocio ha mejorado, aprendió a invertir.
Maria necesita un préstamo de 2600 soles, para la compra de telas de cortinas y forros de muebles.
El sueño de Maria es tener un taller de confecciones y una casa propia.

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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
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,002,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Maria Mercedes maria needs a loan of 2,600 soles in order to purchase curtain fabric and furniture lining.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2009
Jun 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009