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Julia is a member of Bancomunal las Palmeras. She is a 76-year-old widow and has nine married children. She is from Ancash but came to Lima as a young girl. When she began her work, she would buy the wool and weave the sweatshits by hand. She also learned how to mend weaves and sew pants. Her husband was a tailor. When he died five years ago he left her his machinery. Julia, with her daughter, now works making sweatshirts. This 1600 sol loan will be used to buy the raw materials she needs. Since she has been in Finca, her business has grown; the training sessions they give, as well as the loans they have given her, have helped her improve her businesss. Julia's dream is to see her business continue to grow and prosper.
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Julia es socia del Bancomunal las Palmeras.
Julia tiene 76 años es viuda, tiene nueve hijos que están casados.
Julia es de Ancash llego a Lima de joven, empezó haciendo chompas, compraba lana y las tejía a mano, también aprendió a remallar, aprendió a coser y hacer pantalones, su esposo era sastre. Murió hace cinco años, dejándole las maquinas.
Ahora julia se dedica junto con su hija a confeccionar buzos.
Julia necesita un préstamo de 1600 soles, para la compra de material para confección de buzos.
Desde que esta en Finca, su negocio ha mejorado, las charlas que se dan le han ayudado para manejar mejor su negocio, también los prestamos que finca hace, ha sido de gran ayuda.
El sueño de Julia es que su negocio mejore y seguir prosperando.

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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
  • 102
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Julia julia needs a 1600 soles loan to buy material to make sweatshirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2009
Apr 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009