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Nelly L. has a beautiful view of the park across the street from the hotel she owns in Ayacucho, Peru. She lives nearby with her 6 children, aged 14- 27, and her husband. She is kept very busy running and managing the 23-room hotel, for which she and her husband are solely responsible. She only hires help during “Santa Semana,” (Easter Week) which is a huge event in Ayacucho and brings visitors from all over Peru. She says this is definitely her busiest time of year, and the hotel is at full capacity for several weeks before, during, and after those dates.

Somehow Nelly, between cleaning the rooms, bookkeeping, and checking her guests in, has found time to open a small gift shop in the storefront adjacent to her hotel. She hopes to receive a loan of $600 to expand the inventory of the gift shop, which currently is limited to women’s hair accessories, postcards, and collectible dolls. She also has maintenance issues in several of the rooms, for which she would use part of the loan money to hire a plumber and electrician to fix.

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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
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Nelly expand the inventory of the gift shop; hire a plumber and electrician.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 14, 2007