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Alejandrina is married and has 3 children. She makes a living preparing ‘papa seca’ [‘dried potatoes’: the potatoes are parboiled, peeled, chopped, and dried in the sun], a product that is used in preparing traditional Peruvian dishes. She sells her products to middlemen who transport them to the Peruvian coast.

Alejandrina is a member of the Milenio Communal Bank. She is requesting a loan of 2500 soles so that she can purchase potatoes. Her dream is to purchase a car that she can rent out and to purchase land where she can build another house for her children.
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Alejandrina es casada y tiene 3 hijos, Alejandrina se dedica a la elaboración de papa seca (papa sancochada, pelada, picada y secada al sol), producto que es utilizada para la preparación de platos típicos. Sus ventas los realiza a intermediarios que llevan a la costa peruana.
Alejandrina es socia del Banco Comunal Milenio y solicita un préstamo de 2500 soles para la compra de papa.
Los sueños de Alejandrina son comprar un carro para alquilar y comprar un terreno para construir otra casa para sus hijos.

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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
  • 76
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD