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Victoria is 60 years old and has six children. Four of her children are working and two are still studying. She has one granddaughter. She prepares dishes in her house where she has a small restaurant. She makes Mondongo (a local soup), Puca (an Ayacuchan dish made with beets, potatoes and peanuts) and chica morada (a local drink made from maize).

She plans to use her loan of 1,500 PEN to buy firewood, maize, and meat for food preparation. Victoria has been with FINCA Peru for 10 years and really appreciates the help they provide her with her business and other training. With FINCA's help she has been able to educate all of her children. Victoria also works as a teaching assistant in Ayacucho.

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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
  • 116
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,105,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Victoria to buy firewood, maize, and meat for food preparation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011