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Luisa is a member of the communal bank Teresa D. Calcuta. Luisa is 62 years old,is married and has four children ages 30, 29, 23 and 20 years. Three of her children are married and the youngest is starting school. She has had a restaurant called "Cusqueña" for two years where she works with two of her sisters-in-law. She sells breakfast everyday and in the evenings sells "salchipapas", chicken and sandwiches at a stall near her home.

Since joining FINCA her business has improved. Previously she only sold salchipapas and now she has a restaurant.

Luisa is asking for a loan in the amount of $650 which she will invest in purchasing groceries, soft drinks, disposable plates and in improving the restaurant's atmosphere. Luisa's dreams are to expand her business, improve her business and to make improvements to her home.
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Luisa es socia del Bancomunal Teresa D. Calcuta.
Luisa es casada, tiene 62 años y cuatro hijos D. 30, 29, 23, y 20 años, 3 hijos están casados y el menor va a empezar a estudiar. Ella tiene un restaurante que se llama “Cusqueña” desD. hace dos años, trabaja con dos D. sus nueras, venD. todos los días almuerzos y por las noches venD. salchipapas, pollo brosther, sándwich, venD. en un local cerca D. su casa.
DesD. que esta en Finca se ha superado porque antes solo vendía salchipapas y ahora ya tiene un restaurante.

Luisa solicita un préstamo D. 2000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra D. abarrotes, gaseosas, platos descartables, va arreglar su ambiente D. trabajo.
Luisa sueña con hacer crecer en su negocio, poder arreglarlo y también poder arreglar su casa.

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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
  • 174
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,197,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Luisa purchasing groceries, soft drinks, disposable plates and improving her restaurant's atmosphere.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2008
Jan 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009