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Filomena is a member of the We are Leaders village bank. She is 42 years old, married, and has two children aged 13 and 19. Her eldest child is studying to be a physical therapist and her youngest is in public school.

Filomena is from Puno. She studied sewing briefly in Lima, but was unable to finish her studies as she cannot speak Spanish very well. Filomena speaks Aymara, but no one in Lima speaks this dialect. In addition, she has trouble speaking and her friends criticize the way she speaks. Filomena worked in various areas until her aunt advised her to start raising pigs. Raising pigs is profitable, does not take all day, and buyers are always available.

Filomena is requesting a loan of 2000 PEN to buy feed for the pigs and sacks of sweet potatoes. Her dream is to buy a car and rent it out to earn more income.

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
  • 43
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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 $700 helped Filomena to buy pig feed and sacks of sweet potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2009
Oct 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010