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Semilina is a member of the Urubamba communal bank. She is 44 years old, and has a clothing store in Huaytará. She is a single mother with one daughter, and has worked with Finca Peru for 8 years. She started out with little capital and gradually her business has grown. It isn’t easy being a single mother, but Semilina has managed to get ahead with her daughter. Finca’s training has helped her to raise her daughter well, and has also helped her with her business. The training has taught her to be punctual and responsible. Semilina will use the loan to invest in purchasing clothing for her business. Her wish is that she can finish building her home in Huascahura.
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Semilina es socia del Banco Comunal Urubamba, tiene 44 años, tiene una tienda de ropas en Huaytará, es madre soltera de una hija, y es socia de Finca Peru desde hace 8 años, comenzó con poco capital y poco a poco fue creciendo, ser madre soltera no es fácil pero ella pudo salir adelante con su hija, las capacitaciones le ayudaron a poder criar bien a sus hija y en la dirección de su negocio, con las capitaciones aprendió la puntualidad y la responsabilidad, ahora con el préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de ropa para su negocio, lo que anhela es poder terminar de construir su casa en Huascahura.

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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
  • 99
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Semilina to purchase clothing for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012