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Update on Rufina

Rufina, 68, is a member of the “Cusi Urpi” communal bank. She’s a widow. She’s been a member of Finca Perú for the last four years and she sells fruit, vegetables, bread and groceries.

During all this time working with Finca Perú, Rufina has learned the importance of saving and to be responsible.

Her dream for the future is to make progress alongside her three children who are still in school.

She will use the loan she’s requesting to buy merchandise to sell like fruit, vegetables, rice, milk and sugar.
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Rufina es socia del Bancomunal Cusi Urpi y tiene 68 años de edad, es viuda. Es socia de FINCA Perú hace 4 años y se dedica a la venta de frutas, verduras, pan y abarrotes. Durante todo este tiempo trabajando con FINCA Perú, Rufina ha aprendido la importancia de ahorrar y a ser responsable. Su sueño para el futuro es progresar al lado de sus tres hijos que todavía están en el colegio. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de mercadería para vender como frutas, verduras, arroz, leche, azúcar.

Previous Loan Details

Rufina is a member of the Cusi Urpi community bank. She is 67 years old and has seven children. The loan she is seeking will be used to buy general supplies like fruit, vegetables, coca leaves etc. Rufina has a stall and works in the markets at weekends. She sells groceries such as rice, sugar, n... More from Rufina's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,151,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Rufina to purchase fruits, vegetables, rice, milk, and sugar for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 26, 2013