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Lidia Felisa
Lidia is a member of the United Friendship Community Bank. She is a 41-year-old married mother of four, ages 20, 18, 16 and 10. The eldest works and the youngest three attend a state school. Lidia started bringing grapes from Cañete, Peru, to sell out of her home five years ago. Every time she brought more back, and currently sells fruit from her home that she buys wholesale. Lidia is requesting a loan of 1,2000 soles for the purchase of fruit, buying bananas by the thousands and watermelon by the kilo. Since she started working with Kiva partner Finca, she has learned to invest in her business and to be responsible with her loans, and she made many friends in the community bank. Lidia's dream is to grow her business and purchase a van for her business.
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Lidia es socia del Bancomunal Amistad unida.
Lidia es casada tiene 41 años, cuatro hijos de 20, 18, 16 y 10 años, el mayor trabaja y los tres últimos estudian en la escuela estatal.
Lidia empezó hace cinco años a traer uvas de cañete a venderlas en su casa, cada vez traía mas, actualmente vende fruta en su casa, ahora ella compra en el mercado mayorista.
Lidia necesita un préstamo de 1200 soles, para la compra de mercadería de fruta compra plátano por millares y sandia por kilos.
Desde que está en Finca aprendió a invertir para su negocio, aprendió a ser responsable con los prestamos, en el Bancomunal tiene más amigas.
El sueño de lidia es agrandar su negocio, comprar una camioneta para su negocio.

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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
  • 127
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,116,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Lidia Felisa purchase fruit, such as banans by the thousands and watermelon by the kilo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009