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Graciela is a member of the Gotitas de Amor (Little Drops of Love) communal bank, is 37 years old, and has been a member of FINCA Peru for two years. She is a mother of three children and makes a living by selling cosmetics.

She says that her brothers have a carpentry business, and she now wishes to use her loan to buy thinner, plywood, and nails for carpentry. Now she wants to make a living with this business because it is more profitable and she has the confidence that she will do it very well.

She is eager to work because in the time she has been with FINCA Peru she could learn many things that she is now putting into practice thanks to the training from her communal bank.
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Graciela es socia del Bancomunal Gotitas de Amor, tiene 37 años de edad, es socia de Finca Perú hace 2 años, es madre de 3 hijos, se dedica a la venta de cosméticos, comenta que sus hermanos tienen una carpintería y ella ahora desea invertir su préstamo en la compra de thinner, triplay y clavos para la carpintería,ahora ella desea dedicarse a ese negocio porque es mas rentable y tiene la confianza que lo hará muy bien, tiene muchas ganas de trabajar, ya que en el tiempo que esta en Finca Perú ella pudo aprender muchas cosas gracias a las capacitaciones de su Bancomunal que ahora las pondrá en práctica.

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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
  • 92
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,953,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Graciela to buy thinner, plywood, and nails for her carpentry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012