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Vilma Merlin
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Mrs. Vilma offers filming and photography services, activities that she learned from her father who was also a photographer. She began this activity 19 years ago because she had to support her daughter, who was born when Vilma was very young, and was studying in the university and because of the responsibilities of taking care of her daughter she could not complete her studies. The services that she offers are filming and photography at baptisms, weddings, graduations and all events that she is hired for, as well as making recordings for promotions. Vilma is a partner of Yanapanakusun Communal Bank, quechua words that means “Let’s Help Eachother”. Vilma tells that she arrived at the Communal Bank because of her friend’s invitation and that she really liked it because she learned how to save. She needs a loan of 3000 soles that she will invest in the purchase of CDs, DVDs, film and cards. Vilma dreams of having a place to develop her photos and to grow her business, to travel outside the country with her husband and daughter to visit her family that she hasn’t seen for many years and that her daughter will become a professional.

Translated from Spanish by Fallon Shields, Kiva Volunteer.



La señora Vilma realiza servicios de filmación y fotografías, actividad que aprendió con su papá quién también era fotógrafo. Ella se inició en esta actividad hace 19 años porque tenía la necesidad de mantener a su hija, la cual nació cuando Vilma era muy joven, y estudiaba en la universidad y por las responsabilidades de cuidar a su hija no pudo terminar su carrera universitaria.
Los servicios que brinda son filmaciones y fotos en los bautizos, matrimonios, graduaciones y todo evento para el que la contraten, además de hacer recordatorios de promoción.
Vilma es socia del Banco Comunal Yanapanakusun, palabra quechua que significa “Ayudémonos”. Vilma cuenta que llegó al Banco Comunal por medio de la invitación de una amiga y le gustó mucho porque aprendió a ahorrar.
Ella necesita un préstamo de 3000 soles que invertirá en la compra de CDs, DVD, rollos y recordatorios.
Vilma sueña con tener una reveladora para implementar y hacer crecer su negocio, viajar al extranjero con su esposo e hija a visitar a su familia que no ve hace años y que su hija sea profesional.

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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
  • 61
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,552,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Vilma Merlin she needs the loan of 3000 soles that she will invest in the purchase of CDs, DVDs, film and cards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 25, 2007
Listed
Dec 11, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 26, 2008