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Maura is a member of The Dawn village bank. She is 45 years-old, lives with her partner, and has three sons. Her youngest son (16) lives with her and is studying at public school.

Maura was orphaned by her father and was only able to complete fifth grade because she didn’t have the money to continue. She began to work selling sweets in the streets. At 16, she got engaged and decided to become a seamstress. She designed and sewed various bag designs to her neighbors. Next she began to design and sew different articles of clothing to sell.

Since Maura has joined FINCA her life has totally changed. Her economic status has improved and she is thankful for the loans. She encourages her neighbors by telling them that they can progress and improve.

Maura needs a loan of 3000 PEN to buy various rolls of fabric for making clothes and sheets. Her dream is to have a large business that sells sheets.

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 $1,025 helped Maura buy rolls of fabric to make clothes and sheets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2009
Sep 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010