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Carmen Eddy
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Carmen is a member of the "Well-Being" Communal Bank.

Carmen is 48-years-old and married with 5 children. She lives in the Santa Rosa District in the ayacuchana forest that is located 8 hours outside of the city of Ayacucho. Carmen has a wholesale grocery store. She acquires her products in Ayacucho, where she travels twice a week depending upon sales. In addition, Carmen has three vehicles for travel between provinces; her children are the drivers and in charge of the business. Carmen also is engaged in the production of cacao, which she sells to local traders.

Carmen needs a loan of $1,025 (3,000 soles) to be invested in the purchase of sugar, rice, oil, tuna and pasta.

Carmen dreams of growing her business and opening another branch; she wants her children to succeed and enjoy financial stability.

Translated from Spanish by Kara Gibson, Kiva volunteer.

Carmen es socia del Banco Comunal Bienestar.

Carmen es casada, tiene 48 años y 5 hijos, Carmen vive en el distrito de Santa Rosa en la selva ayacuchana que se ubica a 8 horas de la ciudad de Ayacucho, Carmen tiene una tienda de abarrotes al por mayor, sus productos lo adquiere en la ciudad de Ayacucho a donde viaja 2 veces a la semana dependiendo de sus ventas. Además Carmen tiene 3 carros que realizan transporte interprovincial siendo sus hijos los conductores y encargados de la administración. También Carmen de dedica a la agricultura de cacao que vende a intermediarios de la zona.

Carmen necesita un préstamo de 3000 soles, dinero que será invertido en la compra de azúcar, arroz, aceite, atún, fideo.

Los sueños de Carmen son incrementar su negocio, tener otra sucursal, que sus hijos salgan adelante y tengan estabilidad económica.

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
  • 168
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,197,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Carmen Eddy Purchase of sugar, rice, oil, tuna and pasta.
Carmen necesita un préstamo de 3000 soles, dinero que será invertido en la compra de azúcar, arroz, aceite, atún, fideo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2008
Sep 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009