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Miriam is a member of the communal bank Totorilla.

She is 32 years old and lives with her partner and three children. Miriam sells fish on Saturdays and Sundays at the fish market in the city of Ayacucho. She acquires her products in Lima where she travels to every weekend. Miriam also has a "cebicheria" with her husband which is located in her in-laws' home and which requires her daily attention.

Miriam needs a loan in the amount of $425 which she will invest in the purchase of fish and in improving her stall.

Miriam's dreams are to have her own stall, to build her home and to have a chain of cebicherias.
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Miriam es socia del Banco Comunal Totorilla.
Miriam es conviviente, tiene 32 años y 3 hijos, Miriam vende pescado los días sábados y domingos en el terminal pesquero de la ciudad de Ayacucho, sus productos los adquiere en la ciudad de Lima a donde viaja cada fin de semana. Además Miriam junto a su esposo tienen una cebichería en la casa de sus suegros, la atención es todos los días.
Miriam necesita un préstamo de 1250 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de pescados y para la mejora de su local.
Los sueños de Miriam son tener un local propio, construir su casa y tener una cadena de cebicherías.

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
  • 128
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,863,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Miriam purchase fish and improve her stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009