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Lucinda G. D. L. is a member of community bank Obreras, which means "worker" in Spanish. She is married with four children and lives in Ayacucho. To support her family, Lucinda works as a mid-wife, as well as at an artisan workshop. With the help of her niece and son, she also runs a small kiosk with computers that offer internet services.

With her loan of 1800 soles (~$600 USD), she will invest in her various businesses by purchasing materials for the artisan shop, such as yarn, as well as an oven and more computers for her kiosk. With her savings, she hopes to reach her goal of providing for herself and her husband as they grow older.

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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
  • 173
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Lucinda to purchase yarn for her artisan shop, as well as an oven for her home and more computers for her internet kiosk business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2008
Oct 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009