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Rufilia belongs to the Tarpuy community bank, which means to sow in Quechua. Rufilia is married with 5 children, 4 of whom study. She lives in a home made from humble materials, and dreams of building a higher quality home.
Rufilia makes a living buying tara, cochineal [a type of red dye], and leather, which she gathers daily in Mollepata, then sells these products to her father who is a wholesaler. She also travels to the Huamanguilla street market to purchase her goods.
Her loan will be invested in the purchase of cochineal. It's Rufilia's wish to see her children finish their studies.
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Rufilia pertenece al Banco Comunal Tarpuy que significa Siembra en quechua.
Rufilia es casada y tiene 5 hijos de los cuales 4 estudian, vive en su casa de material rustico y su sueño es construir una casa de material noble, Rufilia se dedica a la compra de tara, cochinilla y cuero, productos que acopia todos los días en la comunidad de Mollepata, luego sus productos los vende a su papa que es mayorista de estos productos, también Rufilia viaja a la feria de Huamanguilla en donde compra sus productos. Su préstamo será invertido en la compra de cochinilla.
El deseo de Rufilia es que sus hijos culminen sus estudios.

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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
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD