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Graciela has a store in her home where she sells groceries, vegetables, fruits, and beverages. She manages her business every day. In addition, she manages with her husband a carpentry shop that is also in their house. Graciela has been a member of the Communal Bank “Obreras” (Workers) for 15 years and what she enjoys most is having the incentive to save. She is married and has two children who are in school.

Graciela is requesting a loan of 1400 PEN to buy wood. She dreams of seeing her children finish their studies and opening a hardware store.

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Graciela tiene una tienda en su casa en donde vende abarrotes en general, verduras, frutas, bebidas, actividad que realiza todos los días, además junto a su esposo tienen una carpintería en su misma casa.
Graciela es socia del Banco Comunal Obreras hace 15 años y lo que mas le agrada es el incentivo al ahorro, Graciela es casada y tiene 2 hijos que estudian, Graciela solicita un crédito de 1400 para la compra de madera.
Graciela sueña con que sus hijos culminen sus estudios e implementar una ferretería.

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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
  • 43
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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 $525 helped Graciela purchase wood for her carpentry business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010