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Mirtha Teresa
Mirtha is a member of the United Friends village bank.
She is 44 years-old, married, and has two children who are 18 and 15 years-old. The eldest child studies at an institute while the youngest studies at the public school.
Mirtha began working in a retail shop as a salesperson. She worked there for many years but had to quit that job because her mother, who was caring for her children, got cancer and passed away. Shortly after, she started working out of her house, selling groceries like rice, sugar, milk, noodles in a cart. Her business grew until she was able to convert part of her house into a convenience store. Since joining FINCA, her business has improved and she has a variety of merchandise.
Mirtha needs a loan of 2000 soles to buy rice, sugar, detergent, and cases of beer. Her dream is to sell beer wholesale.

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
  • 114
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,072,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mirtha Teresa buy rice, sugar, detergent, and cases of beer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2009
Sep 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010