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María Jesús
María is a member of the Communal Bank “Paraiso” (Paradise). She is 38 years old and has two children. María owns a bar and restaurant, so she is requesting a loan to invest in her business. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for one year and greatly enjoys the support that she has received. In addition, she has learned much since joining the organization. María started out as a kitchen assistant and waitress, but she was able to learn and save up money to have her own restaurant.

Now her goal is to open a hardware store.

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María es socia del Banco Comunal Paraiso, tiene 38 años y 2 hijos, su negocio es un Bar- Restaurante, el prñestamo que solicita lo invertirá en su negocio, es socia de FINCA Peru hace 1 año y le gusta mucho por el apoyo que le brindan y además de todo lo que puede aprender aquí, ella empezó siendo ayudante de cocina, mecera, y así pudo aprender y ahorra para tener su propio Restaurante, ahora la meta que tiene es poder tener una Ferretería.

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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
  • 104
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,068,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped María Jesús to buy supplies for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012