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Gabriela, 31, is a member of Capuli Communal Bank. She lives with her partner and is the mother of three children (two boys and a girl). She has been a member of FINCA Peru for eight years and works selling a variety of ornaments and decorations, especially Christmas ornaments and decorations for Holy Week. She also sells clothing.

She says that in all this time she has learned to save and to share and be supportive, which is what she appreciates most about FINCA Peru. Her dream for the future is to build her own house.

She is going to invest the loan she is requesting in buying merchandise for her business, such as ornaments, decorations, and clothing.
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Gabriela es socia del Bancomunal Capuli y tiene 31 años de edad, es conviviente y es madre de tres hijos (dos hijos varones y una nena). Es socia de FINCA Perú hace 8 años y se dedica a la venta de adornos y decoraciones en general sobre todo adornos navideños y también adornos para Semana Santa, y adicionalmente vende ropa. Ella dice que en todo este tiempo ha aprendido a ahorrar y sobre todo a compartir y ser solidaria que es lo que más aprecia de FINCA Perú. Su sueño para el futuro es construir una casa propia. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de mercadería para su negocio como adornos, decoraciones y ropa.

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
  • 128
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,863,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Gabriela to buy merchandise such as ornaments, decorations, and clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2012