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Bertha belongs to the Santa Rita Communal Bank. She is married and has 4 school age children. She makes traditional clothing such as skirts and traditional petticoats.

She makes these in her house and carries out her sales in the region’s different markets. At the markets, she purchases cheeses, garlic, and young animals that she sells in markets in the city of Ayacucho. In addition, Bertha has 2 mototaxis, one of which is rented out. Her husband works with the other.

Bertha needs a loan of 2000 soles. The money will be invested in the purchase of cheese and young animals. Bertha dreams of buying a car for the work of her husband.

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Bertha pertenece al Banco Comunal Santa Rita.
Bertha es casada y tiene 4 hijos que estudian, Bertha confecciona ropa típica como fustanes, enaguas, que elabora en su casa, sus ventas los realiza en las diferentes ferias de la región y de las ferias compra quesos, ajo y animales menores que vende en los mercados de la ciudad de Ayacucho, además Bertha tiene 2 mototaxis, uno de ellos es alquilado y con el otro trabaja su esposo.
Bertha necesita un préstamo de 2000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de quesos y animales menores.
El sueño de Bertha son comprar un carro para que trabaje su esposo.

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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
  • 82
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,829,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Bertha for the purchase of cheeses and young animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2010
Jul 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010