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Alfoncia is a member of the Comunal Bank Señor de Luren.

Alfoncia is separated from her husband; she is 67 years old and has 5 children. She lives in the traditional neighborhood of Belén. Alfoncia travels to the Paras fair located 5 hours away from the city of Ayacucho every 15 days to sell groceries. At the fair, she also purchases cheeses, cereals, animals and fish, which she then sells on foot at the Nery García market. She also sells door to door in residential areas or at stores.

Alfoncia needs a loan of $475 USD. She plans to use the money to purchase rice, sugar, pasta, and cereal. Alfoncia's dreams that her last son be a young professional, with a secure job. She also hopes to help her grandchildren so they can study and would like her business to improve.

Translated from Spanish by Natalie Kane, Kiva Volunteer.

Alfoncia es socia del Banco Comunal Señor de Luren.

Alfoncia es separada, tiene 67 años y 5 hijos, Alfonsia vive en el barrio tradicional de Belén, Alfoncia viaja a la feria de Paras que se ubica a 5 horas de la ciudad de Ayacucho, a donde viaja cada 15 días en donde vende abarrotes y de la feria compra quesos, cereales, animales, trucha que posteriormente lo vende de manera ambulatoria en el mercado Nery García y si también vende de casa en casa o tiendas.

Alfoncia necesita un préstamo de 1350 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de arroz, azúcar, fideo y cereales.
Los sueños de Alfoncia son que su hijo ultimo sea profesional, tenga un trabajo seguro, ayudar a sus nietos para que estudien y su negocio mejore.

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
  • $57,998,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Alfoncia purchase rice, sugar, pasta and cereal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2008
Sep 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009