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Gertrudis
54-year old Gertrudis is a member of the Cusi Urpi community bank. She is married and has seven children. Gertrudis earns her living buying and selling cereal grains; she is seeking a loan to buy grains at wholesale prices.

Her mother-in-law taught Gertrudis about selling cereals. She collects the grains before selling them to wholesalers who take them to Pisco. Other times she sells them at the Playa Grau market.

Since she has been a member of the bank, her business has changed. With the loans she has been able to buy more cereals, allowing her to both save money and learn how to be responsible and punctual. Gerturdis’s dream is to see her business grow.
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Gertrudis es socia del Bancomunal Cusi Urpi, tiene 54 años, es casada y tiene 7 hijos. Se dedica a la compra y venta D. cereales. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra D. cereales al por mayor. Gertrudis aprendió esto D. la venta D. cereales por su suegra, los cereales que acopia los venD. a los mayoristas que llevan a Pisco y otras veces los venD. en el Mercado Playa Grau.
DesD. que ésta en su banco comunal, su negocio ha cambiado porque con los préstamos que le dan pueD. comprar más cereales, le gusta porque a la vez pueD. ahorrar y a aprendido a ser responsable y puntual.
Su sueños es que su negocio crezca.

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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
  • 119
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD