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Candelaria is a member the communal bank San Judas Tadeo. Candelaria is married and she is 51 years old. She has five children ages 28, 24, 22 14 and 11 years old. The 11-year-old and 14-year-old children are students at a public school. Candelaria used to make a living by selling breakfast to city workers, but they started to owe her too much and she left this business. Then she started to sell tamales out of her house. She make home deliveries to her costumers and on the weekends she prepares a variety of foods to sell. Candelaria needs a loan of $425 to purchase corn, sugar and oil to prepare tamales. Candelaria's dream is to open a restaurant in her home.

(Translated by Mariela of San Roque High School)

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Candelaria es socia del Bancomunal San Judas Tadeo
Candelaria es casada tiene 51 años, cinco hijos de 28, 24,22,14 y 11 años que esta estudiando en la escuela estatal.
Candelaria trabajaba llevando desayuno al municipio a los trabajadores, pero le empezaron a deber y dejo el negocio, se puso a vender en su casa tamales y ha repartir casa por casa. Y los fines de semana prepara comida para vender.
Desde que Candelaria esta en Finca aprendió como trabajar mejor en su negocio.
Candelaria necesita un préstamo de 1200 soles, para la compra de maíz, azúcar, aceite para preparar tamales.
El sueño de Candelaria es abrir un restaurante en su casa.

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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
  • 89
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Candelaria to purchase corn, sugar and oil to prepare tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 2, 2009
Jun 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009