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Serafina is a member of the Prosperidad (Prosperity) Communal Bank. She is 65 years old, a widow for the last 16 years, and mother of 7 children. She sells food in the Santa Clara Market, offering breakfast and lunch. She has been engaged in this business for 40 years. At present, her daughter (a single mother) helps her with serving customers.
Serafina requests a loan to purchase rice, sugar, oil, produce, meat, etc.
Serafina’s dream is to build a second floor to her house. She also thinks about opening a stand to sell cracklings in the same site. Serafina is very pleased with FINCA Peru’s methodology, and for this reason has been a member for over 15 years.
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Serafina, es socia del Banco Comunal Prosperidad, tiene 65 años, es viuda desD. hace 16 años, es madre D. 7 hijos, ella se dedica la venta D. comida en el Mercado Santa Clara donD. ofrece desayuno y almuerzo, este negocio lo biene realizando desD. hace 40 años, actualmente su hija le esta ayudando en la atención (madre soltera).
Serafina solicita un préstamo para invertir en la compra D. Arroz, azúcar, aceite , verduras ,carne, etc.
El sueño D. Serafina es poder construir el segundo piso D. su casa, también sueña con abrir una chicharroneria en su mismo local, a Serafina le gusta mucho la metodología D. FINCA Perú por ello es socia mas D. 15 años.

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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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 120
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,267,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Serafina to buy rice, sugar, oil, produce, meat, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2010
Nov 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011