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José is a member of Melcochita community bank. He is 62 years old, married, and has 3 grown children (ages 25, 22, and 19) that work and are in school.

José is from Ayacucho. He has had various jobs; he worked with the non-profit organization Amigo de los Animales (Friend of Animals) for 6 years but got tired and began to work at a tent selling chicken broth. He worked as an assistant in order to learn the business, and with his savings started his own business selling borth. Currently, he employs 2 assistants.

Since José began working with Finca, he has learned to invest and has received a lot of guidance in running a business. He needs a loan of 1,200 PEN to buy rice, pasta, and eggs. José's dream is to be successful and have his own store space.
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José es socia del Bancomunal Melcochita.
José es casado tiene 62 años, tres hijos mayores de 25, 22 y 19 años que trabajan y estudian.
José es Ayacuchano trabajando en varios cosas, en amigo de los animales por seis años pero se canso y empezó a trabajar en una carpa en venta de caldo de gallina como ayudante, aprendió el movimiento del negocio y con lo que tenia ahorrado puso su propio negocio de caldo de gallina actualmente cuenta con dos personas que le ayudan.
Desde que José esta en Finca, aprendió a invertir ha recibido mucha orientación en el negocio.
José necesita un préstamo de 1200 soles, para comprar arroz, fideos, gallina huevos.
El sueño de José es prosperar y tener un local propio.

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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
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,998,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Jose purchase of rice, pasta, chicken eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2010