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Norma is a 29 year-old single mother of 3 children, aged 10, 7 and 6. She belongs to the communal bank "Lila."

She is requesting a loan of 1,000 Peruvian soles. She will invest this loan in the purchase of merchandise for her food cart.

Norma has a food cart at the entrance of the zoo at the National University of San Cristóbal de Huamanga, where she sells cookies, caramels, chewing gum, soft drinks, chips and mineral water.

Norma started to work when her partner left her. This helped her to be strong and to work for her children. She joined FINCA Peru at the invitation of her sister-in-law. She has had some difficulties, she was once robbed, but she persisted with the business. She likes FINCA Peru because she can save money and she also receives training there. Now she is saving to buy some land. Her dream is to see her children become professionals.
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Norma, tiene 29 años, es madre soltera y tiene 3 hijos (de 10, 7, 6 años).Pertenece al banco comunal Lila.
Solicita un crédito de S/. 1000.00
El crédito que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de mercaderías para su carretilla.
Norma tiene una carretilla en la puerta del Zoológico de la Universidad Nacional San Cristóbal de Huamanga, donde vende galletas, caramelos, chicles, aguas gaseosas, papitas y agua mineral.
Norma comenzó a trabajar desde que su pareja la dejo, eso le ayudo a ser fuerte y a trabajar por sus hijos. Ingreso a FINCA Perú por la invitación de su cuñada. Tuvo algunas dificultades le robaron, pero sigue adelante. Le gusta FINCA Perú, por los ahorros y las capacitaciones que recibe. Ahora está ahorrando para comprarse un terreno. Su sueño es que sus hijos sean profesionales.

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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
  • 42
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,381,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Norma to buy merchandise for her food cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2011
Apr 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2011