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Gladys is a member of the Communal Bank Group “Madres del Futuro” (Mothers of the Future). She is a 41 year old single mother of two children (ages 27 and 26) who work and are independent.

Gladys helped her mother as a cook and after two years studied tailoring, eventually opening a shop in her home. She makes school uniforms. Using her savings she purchased a secondhand minibus, which her son drives. She also sells beauty products by catalog.

Since joining FINCA, Gladys has learned how to organize her business. She is punctual and responsible with her loans. Gladys needs a loan of 3400 soles to fix her car so that it will pass inspection. She will also buy more beauty products. She dreams of growing her business and purchasing another gas-powered minibus.

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Gladys es socia del Bancomunal Madres del Futuro.
Gladys es madre soltera tiene 41 años dos hijos de 27 y 26 años que trabajan, son independientes.
Gladys ayudaba a cocer a su mama y después de dos años se puso a estudiar corte y confección, puso su taller de costura en su casa, ella cose ropa para colegios y ropa a medida, con sus ahorros se ha comprado una combi de segunda, su hijo la maneja, también vende productos de belleza por catalogo.
Desde que Gladys esta en Finca aprendió a organizar su negocio, a ser puntual y responsable con los prestamos.
Gladys necesita un préstamo de 3400 soles, para arreglar su carro va pasar revisión técnica, y la compra de productos de belleza.
El sueño de Gladys es crecer en el negocio y comprar otra combi a gas.

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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
  • 108
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,923,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Gladys repair her vehicle so that it will pass inspection.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2009
Jul 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010