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Lidia has been a member of the communal bank "Azucenas" for 7 years. She lives with her partner, is 32 years old, and has two children. Along with her spouse, she sells shoes and new and used clothing. She has two stands in the "Las Américas" market. They also sell out of their home, both retail and wholesale. She obtains her merchandise in the city of Lima. Lida plans to begin a new business selling pottery.

Lidia needs a loan for $1075 which she will invest in buying vases, cloths, plates, and assorted pottery.

Lidia dreams of becoming financially stable in the future and of her business prospering.

Translated from Spanish by Shannon Skoglund, Kiva volunteer.

Lidia es socia del Banco Comunal Azucenas hace 7 años.

Lidia es conviviente, tiene 32 años y 2 hijos, Lidia junto a su esposo venden zapatos, ropa nueva y usados, en el mercado Las Américas, donde tiene 2 puestos, sus ventas también lo realiza en su casa al por mayor y menor. Su mercadería es adquirida en la ciudad de Lima. Lidia tiene proyectado iniciar un nuevo negocio de venta de Locería.

Lidia necesita un préstamo de 3000 soles, dinero que será invertido en la compra de vasos, cuadros, platos y locería variada.

Los sueños de Lidia son tener estabilidad económica para el futuro y que su negocio sea prospero.

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
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Lidia purchasing vases, plates and other assorted pottery for her new business venture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 25, 2008