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Maria Leonor
Previous loan:
María is a member of the United Friends village bank.
She is 47 years-old, separated, and has four sons. Her three oldest are married and her youngest studies at the public school.
María sells clothes, shoes, and now is selling school supplies as well because that’s what her clients have been requesting. Also, in the mornings she works at a restaurant helping to cook.
María needs a new loan of 1200 soles to buy school supplies and more clothing and shoes merchandise. Her dream is to have her own stand in the market.

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
  • 160
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,197,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Maria Leonor buy school supplies and more clothing and shoes merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2009
Sep 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010