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Bertha’s dreams are to build a beautiful house for her daughters and to offer them the best education. Bertha is single, has 2 daughters who are students, and they live in a rented house. She travels to different markets in the region where she sells vegetables, and fruit. While she’s at the markets, she buys cereals, and young animals that she sells from house to house on credit.

Bertha is a member of the Communal Bank Llapanchik that means “Everyone” in Quechua. She needs a loan of 3000 sols to buy wheat, barley, corn and quinoa.
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Los sueños de Bertha son construir una hermosa casa para sus hijas y brindarles la mejora educación. Bertha es soltera, tiene 2 hijas que están estudiando, viven en casa alquilada, Bertha viaja a las diferentes ferias de la región a donde lleva verduras y frutas, mientras que de las ferias compra cereales, animales menores, productos que comercializa de casa en casa y al crédito.
Bertha es socia del Banco Comunal Llapanchik que significa Todos en quechua y necesita un préstamo de 3000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de trigo, cebada, maíz, quinua.

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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
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Bertha to buy apples, bananas, wheat, barley, corn and quinoa.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2010
May 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010