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Miriam is 34 years old and she is the single mother of a 15-year old girl. She is a member of the communal bank "Triunfo II".

She requests a loan in the amount of S/. 3000

The loan which she requests will be invested in the purchase of merchandise to supply her convenience store and drugstore.

Miriam is a nurse by profession. She previously worked in a pharmacy and she also sold clothing to have another income. Her sister mentioned that she had a store to rent so she decided to take it and to open her own general store. She slowly added variety. Currently she sells plastic items, bottled drinks, soft drinks, and other merchandise. And as she once worked in a pharmacy she also opened a drugstore and it has been very successful.

She has been with Finca Peru (Kiva Field Partner) for 3 years and she likes it for the training provided and the workshops. She puts what she learns into practice in her daily life.

She is saving money to have more working capital.

Her dream is to be able to build a house of her own, ready with a large space for her store.
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Miriam tiene 34 años, es madre soltera con una hija de 15 años. Es socia del Banco Comunal Triunfo II.
Solicita un crédito de S/. 3000.00.
El crédito que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de mercaderías para surtir su tienda y botica.
Miriam, es de profesión enfermera antes trabajaba en una farmacia y también vendía ropas para tener mas ingresos. Su hermana le comento que había una tienda en alquiler y decidió tomarla y abrir una tienda de abarrotes en general y poco a poco lo fue surtiendo. Ahora vende plásticos, aguas, gaseosas, entre otros y como había trabajado en una farmacia también abrió una botica y le va bien.
Está en Finca Perú ya hace 3 años, le gusta por las capacitaciones y talleres, que recibe y lo pone en practica en su vida diaria.
Ahora está ahorrando para tener mas capital de trabajo.
Su sueño es poder construir su casa propia con un ambiente grande para su tienda.

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
  • 47
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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 Miriam to purchase merchandise to supply her store and drugstore.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2011
Apr 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011