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Teofila is a member of the “Amaqella” Communal Bank. She is 51 years old, married, and has 5 children. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for 8 years now.

Teofila buys and sells dyes, including cochineal, and she also sells uncured hides in the local fair. She recalls that her sisters invited her to join the communal bank. Her business was always a family affair; her parents taught her this business. Now, she possesses her own capital. Finca had a lot to do with the growth she has experienced through its training sessions, the loans it provided, and the confidence it placed in her.

Teofila's goal is to be able to finish constructing her house. Now, with this loan, she will buy grocery items to sell at the fair.
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Teofila es socia del Banco Comunal Amaqella, tiene 51 años, es casada y tiene 5 hijos, es socia D. FINCA Peru desD. hace 8 años.
Teofila se dedica a la venta y compra D. cochinilla y tara, y venta D. cueros mojados en la feria, recuerda que sus hermanas le invitaron a integrarse al Banco Comunal, el negocio que tiene siempre fue familiar, sus padres le enseñaron ese negocio ahora ella tiene su propio capital, Finca tuvo mucho que ver en este crecimiento que ella tuvo por las capacitaciones, por los préstamos que le dieron y la confianza que depositaron en ella. Su meta es poder terminar D. construir su casa, ahora con préstamo comprará abarrotes para llevar a la feria.

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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
  • 116
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,091,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Teofila to buy grocery items to sell at the local fair.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012