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Bertha Eulalia
Bertha is a member of Bancomunal Medalla Milagrosa. Bertha is from the Satipo township in Junin. She is 46-years old and has 6 children who are 30, 25, 23, 21, 19 and the 15-year old takes night classes because he is working during the day selling pacifiers.

Bertha always works her area routinely and is dedicated to selling sweets. With her job she was able to put her children through state school, but could not consider paying for higher education. In the summer mornings she sells ice cream and in the evenings she sells sweets and peanuts. She works from Monday to Sunday until 10 in the evening. It is difficult to have a business when the city collects on your merchandise and does not offer to replace it. Everything must be purchased brand new.

With this loan, Bertha would like to invest her money to purchase an ice cream shop to run this upcoming summer. She will need 2000 soles to purchase sweets, chocolate, cigarettes and gum. Bertha’s dream is to either one day own her own taxi, or have her own car to do her job. She would also like to one day own her own home.

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Bertha es socia del Bancomunal Medalla Milagrosa.
Bertha es de Satipo departamento de Junín, conviviente, tiene 46 años, tienen seis hijos de 30,25,23,21,19 ellos trabajan y el de 15 años estudia por las noches, en la escuela por que de día trabaja vendiendo chupetes.

Bertha siempre ha trabajado en la calle “rutiando” se dedica a la venta de golosinas, con su trabajo sus hijos pudieron asistir a la escuela estatal, pero educación superior no han querido estudiar. En el verano por las mañanas vende helados y por las noches vende golosinas y maní; trabaja de lunes a domingo hasta las 10 de la noche. Las dificultades que ha presentado en este negocio son cuando los municipales le quitan su mercadería, ya no se la devuelven, tienen que comprar todo de nuevo.
Desde que Bertha esta en Finca, puede invertir su dinero, comprar mas mercadería de helados ahora en el verano.
Ella necesita un préstamo de 2000 soles, para comprar golosinas, chocolates, cigarros y chicles.
Bertha tiene un sueño que es comprar una moto-taxi o un carro para hacerlo trabajar y ella dedicarse a 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
  • 84
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,960,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Bertha Eulalia to purchase sweets, chocolate, cigarettes and gum for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009