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Luz Crisalda
Luz is a member of the Ayni Village Bank; “Ayni” means “help one another” in Quechua. She is 54 years old and is a widow. She has three children, who have all graduated from college with professional degrees. Luz knits sweaters and decorative cloths in her free time, which she sells from her home. She works as an elementary school teacher during the week.

Luz is requesting a loan of 1050 soles to buy about 16 bags of high-quality wool for knitting.

Luz has been working with the Ayni Village Bank for five years now. Her goal for the future is to retire from teaching and start working with other women who knit and take orders for items.

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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
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,960,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Luz Crisalda buy 16 bags of high-quality wool for knitting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009