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Mercedes is a member of the communal bank Orquídeas. She lives with her partner, is 26 years old, and has a son. Everyday Mercedes sells sweets in the doorway of a transportation business, which is why she has the use of a tricycle. Mercedes needs a loan of 600 soles that she will invest in the purchase of cookies and soft drinks. Mercedes dreams of improving her business and saving so she can help her kids get ahead and give them the best.
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Mercedes es socia del Banco Comunal Orquídeas.
Mercedes es conviviente, tiene 26 años y 1 hijo, Mercedes vende golosinas en la puerta de una empresa de transportes, para lo cual cuenta con un triciclo, actividad que realiza todos los días.
Mercedes necesita un préstamo de 600 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de galletas y gaseosas.
Los sueños de Mercedes son mejorar sus negocios, ahorrar para sacar adelante a sus hijos y brindarles lo mejor.

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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
  • 36
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,316,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mercedes mercedes necesita un préstamo de 600 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de galletas y gaseosas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2009
May 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009