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Carmela is a member of the Estrella Communal Bank.

Carmela is 43 years old, separated and has 4 children. Carmela runs a stall in the Magdalena market where she sells spices like ground chilli pepper and garlic that she prepares. Sometimes Carmela also sells food at her mother’s stall.

Carmela needs a 1000 PEN loan to purchase red chilli peppers, cumin and yellow chilli peppers.

Carmela dreams of her children becoming professionals and of completing work on her home.
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Carmela es socia del Banco Comunal Estrella.
Carmela es separada, tiene 43 años y 4 hijos, Carmela tiene un puesto en el mercado Magdalena en donde vende especerías como ají molido, ajo molido, productos que ella prepara. Además Carmela en algunas oportunidades vende comida en el puesto de su mama.
Carmela necesita un préstamo de 1000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de ají colorado, comino y ají amarillo.
Los sueños de Carmela son que sus hijos sean profesionales y realizar los acabados de 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
  • 99
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Carmela to purchase red chilli peppers, cumin and yellow chilli peppers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009