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Carmela is a member of the Laureles communal bank. She is 47 years old and has seven children. Carmela sells snacks on foot, near a terminal. She also buys and sells cheeses. She needs a loan of 1,750 PEN ($625) that she will use to buy snacks and fruit. She hopes to someday be able to improve her home and diversify her business.
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Carmela es socia del Banco Comunal Laureles.
Carmela es casada, tiene 47 años y 7 hijos, Carmela vende golosinas de manera ambulatoria cerca de un terminal terrestre, además Carmela compra y vende quesos.
Carmela necesita un préstamo de 1750 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de golosinas y frutas.
Los sueños de Carmela son mejorar su casa y surtir su negocio.

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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
  • 175
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,197,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Carmela para la compra de golosinas y frutas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010