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Lourdes is a member of the community bank, Los Ladrilleros de Compañía ('The Brick-makers of Compañía'). She lives in the community of Compañía, 40 minutes from Ayacucho city. Lourdes is 20-years old, single, and lives with her parents. She studies computer applications.

Lourdes and her parents make bricks by hand, using an artisan oven and hiring workers to help. Lourdes needs a loan of 900 PEN to invest in the purchase of soil or clay for making bricks. She dreams of finishing her studies and of owning a hardware store.
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Lourdes es socia del Banco Comunal Los Ladrilleros de Compañía, Ana vive en la comunidad de Compañía que se ubica a 40 minutos de la ciudad de Ayacucho.
Lourdes es soltera, tiene 20 años y vive con sus padres, estudia computación, Lourdes junto a sus padres se dedican a la Claudia junto a sus padres se dedican a la fabricación de ladrillos de manera artesanal, para la cual cuenta con un horno artesanal, actividad que realiza con el apoyo de peones.
Lourdes necesita un préstamo de 900 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de tierra.
Lourdes sueña con culminar sus estudios y tener una ferretería.

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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
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,945,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Lourdes purchase of soil for brick-making.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009