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Faustina is a member of the Communal Bank “Imperios” (Empires). She is 38 years old, married, and has three children (ages 16, 12, and 7).

Faustina manages a hardware store. She learned about this business from a friend. With initial capital of 300 PEN, she began selling on the street in Jr. Grau. She is now in a rented location in Enace. On one occasion she was robbed, but she has been recovering little by little. The loan she is requesting will be invested in the purchase of materials to restock her hardware store.

Faustina enjoys the Communal Bank meetings because she is able to save. Her dreams include buying a car so that she can deliver construction materials and seeing her children become professionals.

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Faustina, es socia del Bancomunal Imperios, tiene 38 años, es casada y tiene 3 hijos de 16, 12 y 7 años.
Faustina tiene una ferretería, aprendió de éste negocio de una amiga, junto un capital inicial de S/.300.00 y comenzó a vender en la calle en el Jr. Grau. Ahora tiene un local alquilado en Enace, hace un tiempo sufrió un robo, pero poco a poco se está recuperando.El crédito que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de materiales para surtir su ferretería.
A Faustina le gusta las reuniones de su bancomunal porque puede ahorrar, su sueño es comprarse un carro para poder distribuir sus materiales de construcción y que sus hijos sean profesionales.

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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
  • 120
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,164,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Faustina purchase materials, bricks, and cement to sell at her hardware store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2010
Dec 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011