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Maria Elena
Marielena belongs to the Girasoles Village Bank situated in Pamplona Alta in the district of San Juan of Miraflores, Lima.

Marielena is a married, 46-year-old woman with three children, ages 26, 24 and 10 years old. She has a family mechanic business with her husband and oldest son. They started their business more than 16 years ago with a secondhand welding machine. Now, Marielena has more machines and her business is growing. She desires to expand her business with more car parts and supplies.

Marielena needs a loan of 2,400 Peruvian Nuevo Soles to expand her business and provide better service for her customers.

Marielena has had difficult times, especially with her youngest son. Her son was born with a frontal tumor on his head, and he needs therapy for his condition. Though this treatment is very expensive, Marielena is confident that she and her family will move forward.

Marielena likes to embroider and work with alpaca wool, and enjoys free time with her son.

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
  • 130
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,907,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Maria Elena marielena needs a loan of 2,400 Peruvian Nuevo Soles to expand her business and provide better service for her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2008