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Alicia Bertha
Alicia is a member of the “Tarpuy” communal bank. She’s 38 years old and has three children. She’s been a member of FINCA Perú for the last five years. Alicia has a bakery and a car wash service. She recalls that she used the first loan buy flour to make bread. She started out with little capital. She has a large locale and had the possibility of setting up another business and that’s where the idea for a car wash came from. The support she got at FINCA was the base for her to make progress. Everything she was able to learn helped her have a good business and now the goal she has is to be able to make some home improvements.
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Alicia es socia del Banco Comunal Tarpuy, tiene 38 años y 3 hijos, es socia de Finca Peru desde hace 5 años.
Alicia tiene una panadería y servicio de lavado de carros, recuerda que con el primer crédito compró harina para hacer los panes, ella empezó con poco capital, tiene un local grande y había la posibilidad de poder poner otro negocio y así nació la idea de poder hacer el lavado de carros, el apoyo que le brindaron en Finca fue una base para que ella pueda progresar , todo lo que pudo aprender le ayudó a poder tener un buen negocio, ahora la meta que tiene es poder mejorar su casa.

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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
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Alicia Bertha to buy bread baking ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2011
Oct 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012