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Berta is in a common law marriage and has four children who are in school. She travels to the regional fairs to sell fruit. In addition, Berta sells at the door of a school in Tambillos where she also offers candy. She also manages a stand at the April 12th Market where she sells fruits.

Berta is a member of the Tarpuy Communal Bank and needs a loan of 1200 PEN so that she can invest in the purchase of passion fruits, apples, and cherimoyas (also known as “custard apples”). Her dreams include seeing her children get ahead and adding a second floor to her house.

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Berta es conviviente y tiene 4 hijos que estudian, Berta viaja a las ferias de la región en donde vende frutas y también vende en la puerta de un colegio en Tambillos donde además vende golosinas. Berta también tiene un puesto en el mercado 12 de abril en donde vende frutas.
Berta es socia del Banco Comunal Tarpuy y necesita un préstamo de 1200 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de granadilla, manzanas y chirimoya.
Los sueños de Berta son que sus hijos salgan adelante y construir el segundo piso de su casa.

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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
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Berta purchase passion fruits, apples, and cherimoyas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 29, 2010
Oct 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011