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Maria is a member of the communal bank "Jesús de Praga". Maria lives with her husband. She is 44 years old and she has four children that are 28, 26, 24 and 4 years old. Her two oldest children work. Maria and her husband own a locksmith business. It is called "Julio Ramos" and they run it our of their house. Since she has been in the group Finca she has received help with her business. At the lectures she has learned how to run her business better and also how to express her ideas and to communicate better. She was very shy before. She needs a loan of $675 (2,200 Soles) to be able to purchase paints, metals and other welding materials for her business. Maria dreams that her business will prosper.

(Translated by Justin of San Roque School)

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Maria es socia del Bancomunal Jesús de Praga.
Maria es conviviente, tiene 44 años, cuatro hijos de 28, 26,24, y 4 años, los mayores trabajan.
Maria y su esposo tienen un negocio de cerrajería se llama “Julio Ramos” que funciona en su casa, ella ayuda alijar pinta.
Desde que esta en Finca ha recibido ayuda, a través de las charlas aprendió como manejar mejor su negocio, aprendió a ser comunicativa expresar sus ideas, por que era muy tímida.
Necesita un crédito de 2200 soles para comprar fieros, soldaduras, pinturas.
El sueño de Maria es que su negocio prospere.

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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
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,998,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria she needs a loan of $675 (2,200 Soles) to be able to purchase paints, metals and other welding materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2009
Mar 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009