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Maria Justina
Maria is a member of The Flowers cooperative bank.

Maria is a single mother, 64 years old, and has 8 children who are now grown and married.

Many years ago, Maria dedicated herself to making bedsheets that she sells to her neighbors. On weekends, she sells anticuchos and parrilladas (typical foods of the region).

Since has been with Finca, she has learned how to be responsible. She very much enjoys the meetings of the community bank because she has a chance to spend time with her friends.

Maria needs a loan of 1,800 soles, for the fabric to make her sheets.

Maria’s dream is to open a store in her house, and she is working on it.
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Maria es socia del Bancomunal Las Flores.
Maria es madre soltera, tiene 64 años, tiene 8 hijos todos mayores y casados.
Maria vende de hace muchos años se dedico a la confección de sabanas, ofrece a sus vecinas los fines de semana vende anticuchos y parrilladas.
Desde que esta en Finca aprendió a ser responsable, le gusta las reuniones del Bancomunal por que se encuentra con sus amigas.
Maria necesita un préstamo de 1800 soles, para la tela para hacer sabanas.
El sueño de Maria es abrir una tienda en su casa, y la esta arreglando.

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
  • 35
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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 $600 helped Maria Justina to buy fabric for making bedsheets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2009
Jun 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 26, 2009