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Modesta is a member of the Nueva Vida Communal Bank. She has been in a common law union for 23 years and has five children, ages 22 through three years old.

She has worked in the Basilio Auqui market for ten years where she sells banana, yuca, nony and carambola wholesale. Her main problem arises when the fruit goes bad due to slow sales. Modesta is happy to be a member of Finca Perú because she feels she has gained empowerment and can continue learning more and more. Modesta's dream is to provide professional training for her children and to increase her capital in order to acquire more products.
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Modesta es socia del Bancomunal Nueva Vida, es conviviente 23 años, es madre de 5 hijos, la mayor tiene 22 años y la ultima 3 años; se dedica a la venta de frutas al por mayor como son plátano, yuca, nony y carambola, trabaja en el mercado Basilio Auqui este negocio lo viene realizando desde hace 10 años.
La dificultad que se le presenta es cuando se le malogran las frutas, y cuando la venta baja, porque la mercaderia se le queda y se malogra.
Modesta se siente feliz de ser socia de Finca Perú por que gracias a ello se capacita y aprende más. El sueño de Modesta es que sus hijos sean profesionales y poder aumentar su capital para poder tener más productos.

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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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    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 Modesta wholesale purchase of fruit and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011