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Sofía, 42, is a member of the "Agua Viva" (Living Water) communal bank. She is married and has 5 children. She makes firewood that she sells to various businesses. In addition, on Saturdays she travels to farmers' markets to buy potatoes that she then resells in the wholesale market.

Sofía needs a 3000 sol loan to buy trees from which to make firewood.

Sofía's dreams are that her children complete their schooling and that her business grows.
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Los sueños D. Sofia son que sus hijos culminen sus estudios y aumentar su negocio.

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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
  • 115
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,996,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Sofia to buy trees for making firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2010
May 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010