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Anatolia has been part of the community bank “Amaquella”, which means “do not be lazy” in Quechua, for two years. In the community bank she has learned to save, be responsible, and be disciplined. In addition, she has learned that she has self worth.

Anatolia is 44 years old. She is married and has six children, the youngest of whom is 12 years old and attends the local junior high. Some of her older children were unable to continue school because they did not have enough money.
Anatolia sells food at the Magdalena market in Ayacucho. She has been selling from her cart for many years. Furthermore, for the last month Anatolia has been renting a stand in the Nery G. market where she sells food staples such as flour, sugar, and milk.
Anatolia needs a loan of 2000 soles (3 soles = $1), which she will use to buy rice, sugarm noodles, milk, semolina, mayonnaise, and tuna fish.

One of the key features of the community bank is that each associate has an interest earning savings account. Anatolia plans to use her savings to pay for her children’s education and for any emergency that may arise. Her dream is to own a home, have a bigger business, help her children become professionals, and buy a motorcycle taxi that her oldest child would be able to operate.

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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
  • 178
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Anatolia anatolia needs a loan of 2000 soles (3 soles = $1) in order to buy rice, sugarm noodles, milk, semolina, mayonnaise, and tuna fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 14, 2008