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Carolina
Carolina is a member of the "Force and Power" Village Bank. Carolina is from Apurimac, cohabitant, 30 years old and has five children with ages of 14, 12, 10, and 7 that study at San Juan School and a 3 year old that attends nursery school.

Carolina started her business selling "papa rellana" (stuffed potatoes) eight years ago in the city and with the help of her spouse now has three street carts. Each day she rises very early to prepare the stuffed potatoes, which leaves her little time to attend to her children as the preparation is more work over time. Since she kept having more children and it become difficult to care for them and work, her husband found a job in construction and she decided to change and sell "salchi-papas" (a fried sausage and potatoe snack) which she sells from Monday to Friday from 5pm until 9:30pm and Saturdays she works cleaning houses, while attending to her children in the afternoon.

With FINCA Carolina's business has changed and she has learned to save. She buys ingredients wholesale so that she can earn more. She does not like to pay if other members lack resources, but she knows the rules of the village bank. She needs an 800 soles loan to buy oil and potatoes as ingredients for the preparation of the salchi-papas.

Carolina dreams of finishing the construction of her home and putting in a small grocery store. She has made a goal to achieve this in two years and with the help of her family and hard work, hopes to do so.
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Carolina es socia del Bancomunal Fuerza y poder.
Carolina es de Apurimac, conviviente tiene 30 años, cinco hijos de 14, 12, 10, 7, estudian en el colegio de San Juan y el de 3 años va al nido.

Empezó en el negocio de comida vendiendo papa rellena por ocho años seguidos en la Ciudad, con la ayuda de su esposo llegaron a tener tres carretas, cada día se levantaba muy temprano para preparar las papa rellena, no dándole tiempo para atender a sus hijos, pero el vender papa rellena cada vez se le fue haciendo mas pesado y muy trabajoso, ella seguía teniendo mas hijos por que no se cuidaba, se le hacia mas difícil trabajar y atender a sus hijos, su esposo consiguió trabajo en una construcción, ella decidió cambiar a la venta de salchi-papas, actualmente sale a vender de lunes a viernes de 5pm hasta las 9:30 pm, los sábado trabaja limpiando casas, y por las tardes atiende a sus hijos.

Con Finca su negocio cambio he aprendido ahorrar, ha comprar al por mayor para ganar mas, no le gusta que le descuenten cuando otros no pagan pero ella sabe que esas son las reglas del Bancomunal.
Necesita un préstamo de 800 soles para la compra de aceite, comprar saco de papas e ingredientes para la preparación de salchi-papas.
Carolina sueña con terminar de construir su casa y poner una tienda de abarrotes, ella se ha puesto una meta que dentro de dos años va ha lograrlo, tiene que trabajar duro pero lo hará con la ayuda de su familia.

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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
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Carolina purchase of oil and potatoes as indgredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 13, 2009
Listed
Jan 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009