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Sonia Antonieta
Sonia is a member of the “Niño Divino” (Divine Child) Community Bank. She is 33 years old, married, and has two children, ages 11 and 4. The 11-year-old attends San Juan Secondary School.

Sonia began working as a girl, selling tamales. Twelve years ago, she decided to become a street vendor in various markets. She sold clothes hangers, cosmetics, lingerie, etc. Later, she decided to rent a stall in the Chorrillos San Genaro market and now has a small shop there. There have been difficulties, and she has been threatened with eviction, as the land upon which her shop sits is not sanctioned.

Sonia is asking Kiva's partner FINCA for a loan of 1200 Peruvian nuevos soles (US $400) to purchase toys to sell at her shop. She enjoys attending the meetings of her bank and appreciates the way the bank's staff works. She is happy with the loans that they offer.

Sonia's dream is to own her own shop and to have a three-story home. She also wants her children to be professionals.
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Sonia es socia del Bancomunal Niño Divino
Sonia es casada, tiene 33 años, tiene dos hijos de 11y 4 años, el mayor esta en el colegio de San Juan, Sonia empezó de niña ha trabajar vendiendo tamales, se dedica a la venta hace doce años decidió vender por diferentes mercados ella era vendedora ambulante vendía ganchos cosméticos, lencería etc, hasta que decidió quedarse en el mercado de Chorrillos San Genaro consiguió un puesto y lo alquilo y ha puesto un pequeño bazar nos cuenta que también paso tiempos difíciles por que la han querido desalojar por que el terreno donde esta el puesto que el alquilan es invasión.

Sonia pide a Finca un préstamo de 1200 soles para comprar juguetes y venderlos en su bazar
Le gusta las reuniones de su Banquito y la manera en que su promotora trabaja y esta contenta con los prestamos que Finca va a dar.
Sus sueños son llegar a tener un puesto propio y tener su casa, de tres pisos 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
  • 132
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,912,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sonia Antonieta to buy toys to sell at her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2008
Jan 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009