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Saturnina is requesting a loan of 2000 soles. She will invest these funds in buying sugar, rice, beer, legumes and potatoes. Saturnina has been part of the Community Bank “Llapanchik” - which means “Everyone” in the indigenous language of Quechua for 8 years. Through the bank she learned how to run her business, guide her children, to be responsible and punctual.

Saturnina is 49 years old, mother of 6. She has a small store where she sells legumes, meats and other items. Saturnina started by selling drinks but diversified when she noticed sales increasing.
With her savings she plans on paying for the schooling of her children. Her dreams are to generate more capital for her business and see her children become professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Mayra Villegas, Kiva volunteer.

Saturnina es socia del Banco Comunal “Llapanchik” que significa “Todos” en quechua hace 8 años. En su Banco Comunal le enseñaron a como administrar su negocio, orientar a los hijos, ser puntual y responsable.

Saturnina es casada, tiene 49 años y 6 hijos, Saturnina tiene una tienda donde vende abarrotes, verduras, carnes, Saturnina cuenta que al inicio solo vendía bebidas y al notar que había demanda decidió surtir su negocio.

Saturnina necesita un préstamo de 2000 soles, dinero que será invertido en la compra de azúcar, arroz, cerveza, verduras y papa.

Sus ahorros lo utilizará en la educación de sus hijo que ingresará a la universidad y para incrementar el capital de sus negocios.
Los sueños de Saturnina son tener más capital para surtir mas su negocio y que sus hijos sean profesionales.

Additional Information

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
  • 130
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,884,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Saturnina saturnina is requesting a loan of 2000 soles. She will invest these funds in buying sugar, rice, beer, legumes and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2008
Mar 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 28, 2008