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Carina is a member of the Covadonga Village Bank. She is 32 years old and lives with her partner and their child. She sells a variety of puddings made with purple corn, rice and pumpkin from a mobile cart each day in the Magdalena Market which is located in the center of the city of Ayacucho. Carina is requesting a loan to buy a small cart to sell pudding from. Carina’s dreams are to have a stable job, to open her own store, and for her child to graduate from college with a professional degree.

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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
  • 156
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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 $300 helped Carina to buy a cart to sell pudding from.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2008
Dec 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009