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Bertha is a member of the Poder ("Power") Communal Bank. She is married and lives with her husband; the couple has three children. Three times per week, Bertha travels to various regional markets, where she buys a variety of grains which she brings to Ayaucucho to sell in a market of basic goods. On days she doesn't travel to markets, Bertha works taking care of babies. Her husband is a painter and needs to buy the necessary equipment to outfit his workshop.

Bertha needs a loan of 1600 soles to buy wheat and corn. She dreams of having a different, more stable business, like a restaurant, and of building her own home.

Translated by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva volunteer

Berta es socia del Banco Comunal Poder.
Berta es conviviente y tiene 3 hijos, Berta viaja a las diferentes ferias de la región 3 veces a la semana, donde compra cereales variados, productos que transporta a la ciudad de Ayacucho y vende en el mercado de abastos. Además Berta trabaja los días que no viaja a las ferias cuidando bebes. Su esposo es pintor y necesita implementar su taller con maquinarias necesarias.
Berta necesita un préstamo de 1600 dinero que será invertido en la compra de trigo, maíz.
Berta sueña con tener otro negocio estable como restaurante y construir su casa.

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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
  • 179
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD