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Maria Elena
Elena is a member of the communal bank Mi Buen Pastor. She is married, 38 years old and has two children aged 7 and 12 that are in private school. She studied cosmetic dermatology for three years and had a beauty salon, but closed it because she met her husband. For nine years her husband has sold fruit and she went to work with him selling fruit every day from 9 am until 10 pm. On the farm she feels tranquil, she can invest and move more capital and learn the business from the other members. She needs a loan of 1600 soles to purchase 30 crates of fruit daily. The dream of Maria is to finish studying dermatology and work by teaching cosmetology.
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Elena es socia del Bancomunal Mi Buen Pastor.
Elena es conviviente, tiene 38 años, dos hijos de 7 y 12 años que están en la escuela particular.
Ella estudió cosmética dermatológica por tres años, tenia un salón de belleza, pero lo cerro por que conoció a su esposo desde hace nueve años, su esposo vende fruta, y ella se puso a trabajar con él en la venta de fruta todos los días de 9 a.m. hasta las 10 p.m.
En finca se siente tranquila, puede invertir y mover más capital, aprende del negocio de las demás socias.
Necesita un crédito de 1600 soles, para comprar de 30 cajones de fruta diaria.
El sueño de Maria es terminar de estudiar dermatología y trabajar enseñando cosmetología.

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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
  • 155
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,187,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Elena she needs a loan of 1600 soles to buy 30 crates of fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009