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Yolanda
Yolanda is a member of the Obelisco community bank. She is 39 years old, lives with her partner, and has two children aged 17 and 14. Her business is selling handicrafts.

Yolanda will invest the loan that she is requesting in buying merchandise such as sweaters, 'chullos' (woollen caps with earflaps) and alabaster. Yolanda has a craft stall in Paradero Quinua - Ayacucho. Her husband is a craftsman who makes products from clay and supplies them with other products.

Yolanda has been in this business for 12 years. She joined FINCA Peru through an invitation from a promoter. She likes it because of the ease of the loans and because she can save. Through her savings, she has gradually equipped her home. She has bought a television set, a DVD player, a sound system, tables, etc. She is now saving up to celebrate her daughter's 15th birthday. Her dreams are to improve her home and for her children to become professionals.
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Yolanda es socia del Banco Comunal Obelisco, tiene 39 años, es conviviente con dos hijos de 17 y 14 años de edad. Se dedica a la venta de artesanías. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de mercaderías como: chompas, chullos, piedras de Huamanga. Yolanda tiene un puesto de Artesanía en el Paradero Quinua – Ayacucho, su esposo es artesano hace trabajos a base de arcilla y los surte con otros productos. Tiene éste negocio hace 12 años. Ingreso a FINCA Perú, por la invitación de una promotora, le gusta por la facilidad en los préstamos y se puede ahorrar con sus ahorros fue implementando poco a poco su casa compró: televisor, DVD, equipo de sonido, mesas, etc. Ahora está ahorrando para celebrar el 15 años de su hija. Su sueño es mejorar su casa y que sus hijos sean profesionales.

Additional Information

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
  • 97
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,041,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Yolanda to buy sweaters, 'chullos' (woollen caps with earflaps) and alabaster.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 3, 2011
Listed
Jun 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011