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Angelica Y. E. is a member of the Confianza (“Trust”) Village Bank. She is a 28-year-old single mother with one child. Angelica sells “emoliente,” a hot drink with curative properties. She works every morning and every night selling her emoliente on the street outside of a local inter-provincial transport company. She also has a small stand at the Alipio Ponce Academy, where she sells sweets. Angelica needs a loan of $275 to buy sweets and to fix her cart. Angelica dreams of owning her own home, of expanding her business, and of providing her son with a good education. Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow.

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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
  • 154
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,187,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Angelica to buy sweets for sale and to fix vending cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2008
Dec 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009