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Basilia is 57 years old, married, and has seven children who are all studying. She is a member of the bank "Senor D. Huanca" at FINCA Peru. She runs a bakery in her house, where she makes basic breads. She uses a handmaD. wood-fired oven. She sells at the fairs in the area -- she and her husband travel to them together. In addition, Basilia has a small grocery store. Basilia needs a loan of 2,000 PEN to buy flour and sugar. Basilia hopes that her children can complete their studies, and she would like to continue saving.

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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
  • 115
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,105,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD