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Esther Teofila
Esther is a member of the ‘Las Entusiastas’ Community Bank. She is a 52-year old widow with seven children. Every day she sells candy at a high school entrance from a pushcart; she also makes jello and popsicles which she sells at the same spot.

Esther needs a loan of 900 soles to buy potatoes, sugar, and jello. Her dream is to build her own home, own a store, and have children with good jobs.
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Esther es socia del Banco Comunal Las Entusiastas.
Esther es viuda, tiene 52 años y 7 hijos, Esther venD. golosinas en la puerta D. un colegio, actividad que realiza ambulatoriamente en un triciclo, además Esther prepara gelatinas, chupetes que venD. en el mismo lugar, actividad que realiza todos los días.
Esther necesita un préstamo D. 900 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra D. papa, azúcar y gelatina.
Los sueños D. Esther son construir su casa, tener una tienda y que sus hijos sean profesionales.

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
  • 86
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,797,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Esther Teofila to buy potatoes, sugar, and jello.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2009
Jul 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009