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Esther is a member of the communal bank Despertar. She is 29 years and lives with her partner and two children.

She sells clothing for women, men, and children. She will invest the loan that she is applying for in the purchase of clothing to stock her merchandise, which she buys in the city of Lima.

In the past, Esther worked in a shop and there she learned the business. She got her capital together and began to work independently. Now she has a stall in the 12th of April market, and it is going well. With her savings she has expanded her business. Now she is saving for the construction of her home. Her dream is that her business continues to prosper and that she can give a good education to her children and open a store.
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Esther, es socia del Banco Comunal Despertar, tiene 29 años, es conviviente, con 2 hijos.
Se dedica a la venta de ropa para damas, caballeros y niños, el préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de ropas para surtir su mercadería que lo compra en la ciudad de Lima.
Esther antes trabaja en una tienda de ahí aprendió el negocio, junto su capital y comenzó a trabajar independientemente, ahora tiene un puesto en le mercado 12 de abril y le va bien con sus ahorros incrementó su negocio. Ahora está ahorrando para la construcción de su casa. Su sueño es que su negocio siga prosperando, darle una buena educación a sus hijos y abrir una tienda.

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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
  • 37
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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 $1,100 helped Esther to buy various seasonal clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011