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Mercedes is a member of the community bank "Ccatarisum", which means "get up" in Quechua.
Mercedes is single and lives with her parents. She is a nursing student at an institute. Mercedes dreams of studying 3 subjects such as medicine and psychology. Mercedes has a store in her home where she sells groceries, meats, and fruit, and she does this with help from her mother. She started this business 3 years ago. Her loan will be used to buy noodles, rice, tuna, and oil.
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Mercedes es socia del Banco Comunal Ccatarisum que significa Levantémonos en quechua.
Mercedes es soltera y vive con sus padres, estudiante de enfermería en un instituto, Mercedes sueña con estudiar 3 carreras como medicina, psicología, Mercedes tiene una tienda en su casa en donde vende abarrotes en general, verduras, carnes y frutas, actividad que realiza con la ayuda de su mama, negocio que inicio hace 3 años. Su préstamo será invertido en la compra de fideo, arroz, atún, aceite.

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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
  • 38
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,459,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mercedes to buy noodles, rice, tuna and oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011