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Valeria is a widow and has three children who are independent. She has a store in the cultural center of San Cristóbal where she sells a variety of handicrafts. Valeria acquires her products from artisans in the region. She also places orders for polo shirts that have images of the city of Ayacucho on them. These items are very popular with tourists.

Valeria is a member of the Communal Bank “Wiracocha”, which means “Sun God” in Quechua. She is requesting a loan of 2000 PEN to buy printed polo shirts to sell to tourists. Her greatest wish was to visit the Holy Land, which she was able to accomplish a few months ago. Now she wants to travel to Mexico to see the Shine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Valeria es viuda, tiene 3 hijos ya independientes, Valeria tiene una tienda en el centro cultural San Cristóbal en donD. venD. artesanías variadas, productos que compra D. los productores D. la region, ademas manda hacer polos turísticos con imágenes D. la ciudad D. Ayacucho que tienen mucha aceptación.
Valeria es socia del Banco Comunal Wiracocha que significa Dios Sol en quechua y solicita un prestamo D. 2000 soles para la compra D. polos turísticos.
El mayor sueño D. Valeria era conocer Tierra Santa y logro viajar hace algunos meses, ahora su sueño es viajar a México a conocer Santuario D. la Virgen D. Guadalupe.

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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
  • 179
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Valeria purchase polo shirts to sell to tourists.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011