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Teofila is a member of the "Color Esperanza" ("Colour of Hope") communal bank. She is 62 years old, a widow with 7 children. Teofila buys potatoes at the Las Americas market in Santa Elena and takes them to the La Parada market in Lima. When they are in season she does this almost every other day, and out of season she sells tuna, tara leaves, etc. She likes the communal bank meetings because they enable access to credit and allow her to save. Teofila isseeking a loan to invest in buying potatoes. Her dream is to grow her business - and that her children will have their own businesses one day.
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Teofila es social del Banco Comunal Color Esperanza, tiene 62 años, es viuda y tiene 7 hijos. Teofila compra papa del mercado Las Americas, Santa Elena y lo lleva a Lima al Mercado de la Parada, cuando es su temporada casi ínter diario y cuando no es temporada se dedica a la venta de tuna, tara, etc. Le gusta las reuniones de su Banco Comunal por los créditos que le otorgan y porque puede ahorrar. Teofila solicita un prestamo para invertir en la compara de papa. Su sueño es que su negocio crezca y que sus hijos tengan sus propios negocios.

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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
  • 104
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,068,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD