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Vilma is 55 years old, a widow, and she has 3 children. She is a member of the communal bank named "Union II".

She requests a loan of S/. 1500

She has a craft shop and a grocery store.

The loan that she requests will be used in part to purchase threads, and chemicals such as acids and anilines to use in the making of her crafts. Another part of her loan will be destined to purchase merchandise for her grocery store, such as rice, sugar, pastas, cooking oil, eggs, bathroom tissue, detergents, soaps, and others.

Vilma lives in the traditional neighborhood of Santa Ana. It is a neighborhood of artisans and she makes weaves and fabrics, such as floor mats, placemats, wallets, etc. She learned this business from here grand parents when she was very young. Vilma fills orders placed from Bolivia and Juliaca on a monthly basis. As another source of support she has a grocery store and it is going well.

Her dream is to have a prosperous business and to see her children have a career.
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Vilma tiene 55 años y es viuda con 3 hijos. Pertenece al Banco Comunal Unión II.
Solicita un crédito de S/. 1500.00.
Vilma tiene un taller de artesanía y bodega.
El crédito que solicita una parte lo destinará para comprar hilos procesados, ácidos y anilinas para los trabajos de artesanía. Tambien una parte lo destinará a comprar mercaderia para su bodega como: arroz, azúcar, fideos, aceite, huevos, papel higiénico, detergentes, jabones, entre otros.
Vilma vive en el barrio tradicional de Santa Ana, barrio de artesanos, y hace trabajos de tejidos en telares como: pisos, individuales, carteras, etc. Este oficio lo aprendió desde muy pequeña de sus abuelos. Vilma atiende pedidos que le hacen de Bolivia y Juliaca mensualmente. Para ayudarse tiene una bodega en su casa y le va bien.
Su sueño es que su negocio sea prospero 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
  • 126
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,116,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Vilma to purchase threads, acids, and anilines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2011
Apr 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011