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Melania is the married, 43-year-old mother of three children. Melania grows root crops and cereals on her land in the community of Sachabamba, a district of Chiara, located three hours from the city of Ayacucho. Melania plants her crops twice a year, during July for her small farm which she harvests in January and during November which she harvests in July. She sends her crops to the city of Lima and sells them to wholesalers with the help of her son. Furthermore, Melania has a car to transport her goods to the city of Ayacucho.

Melania needs a loan of 2,500 Peruvian Nuevos Soles (US$ 900) to invest in replacement resources and to maintain her car. Melania is a member of Las Entusiastas Bank.

Melania’s dream is to buy a trailer to transport her products and that her younger son finishes school and becomes a professional.

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
  • 90
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Melania to invest in replacement resources and to maintain her car.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009