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Dora Bernadina
Dora Bernadina H. J. is a member of the community bank, Tarpuy, a Quechuan word meaning, “to sow or to plant.” Dora lives in Ayacucho with her husband; they have 6 children ages 35-22. Dora currently works with her neighbor selling bread.

With her loan of 1200 soles, Dora will purchase ingredients for the bread including seasonings, flour and sugar. Dora’s dream is to save enough money to purchase her own oven to bake bread and have her own business. She also hopes that her children continue their education, earn their degrees and become professionals.

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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
  • 129
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,381,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Dora Bernadina purchase ingredients for the bread including seasonings, flour and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2008
Oct 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009