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Elena is a member of the Kausachun communal bank. She’s married, 30 years old and has three children whose ages are 9, 7 and 1.

Elena makes bricks in the community of Compañía that she sells in the same community.

She will use the requested loan to buy materials used to make bricks: dirt, clay and firewood.

Elena joined Finca Perú invited by a sister-in-law. She likes it because they give her loans and she can save. With her savings she was able to buy furniture for the comfort of her children.

Her dream is that the business grows and to be able to help provide an education for her children.
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Elena es socia del Banco Comunal Kausachun, escasada, tiene 30 años y tres hijos de 9, 7, 1 año de edad.
Elena se dedica a la elaboración de ladrillos en la comunidad de Compañía y los vende en su misma Comunidad.
El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de materiales para la elaboración de ladrillos como: tierra, arcilla y leña.
Elena ingresó a Finca Perú por la invitación de su cuñada, le gusta porque le dan préstamos y puede ahorrar. Con sus ahorros pudo comprar algunos muebles para la comodidad de sus hijitos.
Su sueño es que su negocio crezca y poder dar una educación para sus hijos.

Additional Information

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
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Elena to buy dirt, clay and firewood to make bricks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011