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Esperanza is a member of the communal bank Musuq Rumi ("New Stone", in Quechua) which is in its 22nd loan cycle at FINCA Peru. She has been working with FINCA Peru for several years and was previously president of the communal bank and now acts as treasurer. She has three children, two of whom are still studying. She sells firewood from her home, which she purchases from producers. She will be using her loan of 500 PEN to purchase more firewood. She would like eventually to increase her sales and expand to sell other items such as groceries.

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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
  • 50
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Esperanza to purchase firewood from producers to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011