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Vilma is a member of the "Generosidad" (Generosity) Village Bank. Vilma is 43 years old and lives with her common-law husband and their two children. Vilma runs a general store from her home, located in the Yuracc Yuracc neighborhood. She works at the store every day from 8am to 7pm. Vilma needs a loan of 1000 soles to buy oil, rice and milk. Vilma dreams of owning her own home and that her children will graduate with professional degrees.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow

Vilma es socia del Banco Comunal Generosidad.
Vilma es conviviente, tiene 43 años y 2 hijos, Vilma tiene una tienda en su casa ubicada en el barrio de Yuracc Yuracc en donde vende abarrotes, actividad que realiza todos los días desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 7 de la noche.
Vilma necesita un préstamo de 1000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de aceite, arroz, leche.
Vilma sueña con tener una casa propia y que sus hijos sean profesionales.

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
  • 95
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,953,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Vilma buy oil, rice and milk for her little store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2008
Nov 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009