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La Fortaleza Group
In this Group: Ana Luz, Segunda Alejandrina, Veronika Beatriz, Sandra Beatriz, Maritza Betzabe, Geremias Ruben, Jennifer Miriam, Edith, Hilda Rosa, Eva Luz, Jessica*, Joaquina
* not pictured
Ana is a private nurse and works in a home. She has 4 children and she works a lot for their sake in order to support them and give them a good education, since she is separated. On the advice of a friend, she started to sell beauty products: this gives her additional income with which to pay for necessities and especially for her children's education. She sells her products to neighbours, friends, and colleagues, who are potential clients. In the future, she would like to set up a bigger business where she would sell a greater variety of products. Ana belongs to communal bank La Fortaleza. With the loan she just received, she will buy various beauty products such as perfume, cream and make-up. Thus she will be able to move forward and achieve the objectives she set for herself. Ana is shown on the upper right (inset photo).
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Ana es enfermera particular y trabaja en un asilo. Ella tiene 04 hijos y por ellos trabaja mucho para poder mantenerlos y darles buena educación ya que es separada de su esposo, animada por una amiga empezó con la venta de productos de belleza, este trabajo es otro ingreso adicional que le permite cubrir algunas necesidades sobretodo los estudios de sus hijos, los productos que vende los ofrece entre sus vecinas, amigos y en su centro de trabajo a sus compañeras quiénes son sus potenciales clientas, mas adelante quiere poner un negocio más grande donde pueda ofrecer más variedad de productos. Ana pertenece a la alcancía LA FORTALEZA y el préstamo que acaba de recibir le servirá para comprar variados artículos de belleza como perfumes, cremas y maquillaje. Así puede seguir progresando y cumplir las metas que tiene trazadas.

*Ana aparece en la parte superior de la derecha (foto pequeña).

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 120
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,164,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Fortaleza Group's $4,775 loan helped a member to buy beauty products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2012
Jun 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012