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Guida is a member of the Teresa de Calcuta Community Bank. She is 36 years old, has two children (ages eight and seventeen) who attend public school, and lives with her common-law husband.

For many years, Guida worked at a restaurant specializing in “ceviche” (a citrus-marinated seafood salad), but it was exhausting work. One day, she went to Grau Avenue, where there are many clothing shops, and she noticed how comfortable the jackets were. This gave her the idea to sell clothing on credit, and this business idea has worked out well for her. Her husband and her daughter help her deliver her orders and collect payments. Now, Guida only works Thursdays at the restaurant, filleting 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of fish in a day.

Guida is requesting a loan for 1,200 Peruvian nuevos soles to purchase approximately 30 pairs of jeans. Since joining FINCA, she has learned to keep her accounts, separate her capital from her expenses, and provide better customer service.

Guida's dream is to have her own clothing store.

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Guida es socia del Bancomunal Teresa de Calcuta.
Guida es conviviente tiene 36 años, dos hijos de 8 y 17 años que están en la escuela estatal.
Guida trabajaba en una cevichería por años pero era muy cansado. Un día ella fue a Av. Grau donde venden ropa y vio que las casacas estaban cómodas y tuvo la idea de vender ropa a crédito, desde entonces le ha ido bien, su esposo y su hija le ayuda a repartir sus pedidos y a cobrar. Solo los días jueves ella trabaja fileteando 80 kilos de pescado, para una cevicheria.
Guida necesita un préstamo de 1200 soles, para la compra de jeans, aproximadamente 30 piezas.
Desde que esta en Finca aprendió a sacar sus cuentas, separar el capital de sus ganancias y atender mejor a su clientas.
El sueño de guida es tener un local propio para vender ropa.

Additional Information

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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Guida to purchase approximately 30 pairs of jeans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009