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San Benito Group
In this Group: Inocenta Marcela , Silvia Mercedes , Felicia , Maria, Nancy , Dora , Cliceria , Maria Domitila , Mario Angel , Rosalia, Faustina , Robin , Mariela , Jose Luis , Tito Armando , Francisco Floiran
The San Benito Communal Bank is starting its first loan cycle with 16 members.

The members run different businesses, selling clothing, groceries, food and handicrafts.

The members need different loan amounts, like 300 PEN and 600 PEN, making a total of 7,500 PEN in loans from the Communal Bank.

Their loans will be used to purchase vegetables, rice, sugar, potatoes, soft drinks, a variety of clothing and fish.

The members dream of having their own shops, expanding their businesses and their children becoming professionals.
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El Banco Comunal San Benito inicia su Primer ciclo con 16 socios.

Las socias realizan diferentes negocios como la venta D. ropa, abarrotes en general, comida, artesanía.

Las socias necesitan diferentes montos D. prestamos como 300 soles, 600 soles, haciendo un total D. 7,500 soles D. prestamos en el Banco Comunal.

Sus prestamos serán invertidos en la compra D. verduras, arroz, azúcar, papa, gaseosas, ropa variada, pescado.

Los sueños D. las socias son tener un local propio, ampliar sus negocios, sus hijos sean profesionales.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 85
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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 portion of San Benito Group's $2,500 loan helped a member purchase vegetables, rice, sugar, potatoes, soft drinks, clothing and fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009