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Maria is a member of the Communal Bank group called “Las Ampolas” (The Poppies). She is 33 years old, married, and the mother of 4 children. The oldest two children (ages 12 and 9) attend a state school and the other two are 4 year old twins.

Maria studied business administration, but she had to quit school when she got married and became pregnant. She then opened a store out of her home. Since joining FINCA, Maria has learned how to save and the advice she received has helped her business.

She needs a loan of 800 soles to buy rice, sugar, noodles, and milk for her store. Maria dreams of growing her business with her husband and purchasing a used car.

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Maria es socia del Bancomunal Las Amapolas
Maria es casada tiene 33 años, cuatro hijos de 12, 9 que están en la escuela estatal y dos hijos de 4 años que son gemelos
Maria estudio administración de empresas pero no termino por que se caso y salio embarazada y puso en su casa una tienda
Desde que Maria esta en Finca, aprendió ahorrar, las charlas que ha recibido le han ayudado para su negocio.
Maria necesita un préstamo de 800 soles para la compra de arroz, azúcar, fideos, leche para su tienda.
El sueño de Maria es crecer en el negocio con su esposo en la venta y compra de carros usados.

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
  • 179
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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 $275 helped Maria buy rice, sugar, noodles, and milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2009
Jul 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010