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Juana is a member of the “Las Amapolas” communal bank. She has been a widow for two years. She is 60 years old and has 8 children, all of whom are grown and work.

Juana has been washing clothes for fifteen years. She put a sign on the door of her house that says “Clothes washed here.” Eight years ago she bought a washing machine and provides laundry services to her neighbors. She already has her customers and she also rents out her garage. A year ago she also bought two piglets to raise and things are going well for her.

Since Juana has been working with Finca, she has met more people, has lost her shyness, and has received classes about self-esteem that have helped her in her personal life.

Juana needs a loan of 600 PEN for fixing her garage door and her garage roof. Juana’s dream to open a variety goods store in her home.
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Juana es socia del Bancomunal Las Amapolas
Juana es viuda, desde hace doce años, tiene 60 años, tiene 8 hijos, todos mayores y trabajan
Juana dedica hace quince años a lavar ropa puso su cartel en la puerta de su casa se lava ropa, hace ocho años se compro su lavadora y da servicio de lavado a sus vecinas, tiene ya sus clientelas, también alquila la cochera de su casa y hace un año compro dos chanchitos para criar, le esta yendo bien
Desde que Juana esta en Finca, conoció mas personas, perdió la timidez, ha recibido charlas de autoestima que le han ayudado en su vida personal.
Juana necesita un préstamo de 600 soles, para arreglo de su puerta de garaje y el arreglo del techo de su garaje.
El sueño de Juana es poner una tienda bazar en su casa.

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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
  • 88
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,783,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Juana to fix her garage door and her garage roof.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2009
Jul 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010