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Isabel is a member of the Communal Bank “Fortaleza” (Strength). She is 67 years old and requesting a loan to invest in her business of selling flowers. Isabel is married and has seven adult children. The first loan she received was invested in her flower business, which has been in operation for 28 years.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase the inventory of her grocery store which she just opened three months ago. She opened the grocery store to be able to have more income, and it is for this reason that she sells not only flowers but other products as well. What Isabel enjoys most about FINCA Peru is the support she receives from her friends in her Communal Bank and the FINCA Peru staff. The training classes offered through FINCA Peru have helped her learn how to deal with her family and live peacefully with her children.

Her dreams incluD. seeing her children become professionals.
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Isabel es socia del Banco Comunal Fortaleza, tiene 67 años y solicita un préstamo para invertir en su negocio que es la venta D. flores. Ella está casada y tiene siete hijos que ya son mayores D. edad. El primer crédito que recibió lo utilizó para invertir en su negocio D. venta D. flores que ya lleva 28 años. El crédito que está recibiendo ahora lo utilizará para aumentar la mercadería D. su tienda D. abarrotes que solo lleva 3 meses, la cual implementó junto con la venta D. flores para poder tener mayores ingresos, es por ello que actualmente no solo venD. flores sino que tambien venD. otros productos. Lo que más le gusta a Isabel D. FINCA Perú es el apoyo y la ayuda que recibe D. sus amigas en el banco y D. FINCA Perú mismo. D. las capacitaciones que ofrece FINCA Perú ella ha aprendido como tratar a la familia y convivir sanamente con sus hijos. Sus sueños son sacar profesionales a sus hijos.

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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
  • 34
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,316,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Isabel to purchase merchandise for her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012