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Josefa is a member of the village bank "Amauta."

Josefa is married, 40 years old, and has three children. Josefa sells firewood from her house, which she obtains in various towns of the region. Additionally, Josefa and her husband have a car which they use to transport cargo.

Josefa needs a loan of 3500 soles to invest in buying wood and changing the tires of her car.

Josefa's dreams are that her children finish their studies and can become professionals and to expand her business.

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Josefa es socia del Banco Comunal Amauta.
Josefa es casada, tiene 40 años y 3 hijos, Josefa vende leña en su casa, la leña lo adquiere en los diferentes pueblos de la región, además Josefa junto a su esposo tienen un carro con el cual realizan transporte de carga.
Josefa necesita un préstamo de 3500 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de leña y para cambiar los neumáticos de su carro.
Josefa sueña con que sus hijos culminen sus estudios y sean profesionales y ampliar su negocio.

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
  • 38
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,459,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Josefa buy firewood and change the tires on her car.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 21, 2010