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Viviana is a member of the “Inti” communal bank. She’s 37 years old and has four children. She sells charcoal briquettes, chickens and potatoes in the jungle. Viviana has been a member of FINCA Perú for the last three years. The loan she’s requesting will be invested in her business because the feast day of Saint Rose is approaching and demand rises.

She gives thanks for the loans received. Her children are the most important thing to her. She’s managed to educate them in good schools and she has the satisfaction that her eldest has enrolled in the San Cristóbal University in Huamanga.

She likes the communal bank meetings because they teach her how to save and to invest well in her business. Now, her goal is to buy a car.
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Viviana es socia del Banco Comunal Inti, tiene 37 años y 4 hijos, ella se dedica a la venta de Carbón de ladrillo, gallinas y papa en la Selva. Viviana es socia de FINCA Perú desde hace 3 años, el préstamo que ha solicitado lo invertirá en su negocio ya que es la Fiesta de Santa Rosa y hay mayor demanda. Agradece los préstamos recibidos, lo mas importante para ella son sus hijos, les ha podido educar en buenos colegios y tiene la satisfacción de que el mayor ya ingresó a la Universidad San Cristóbal de Huamanga, le gusta las reuniones de su Banco Comunal porque le enseñan a ahorrar y a poder invertir bien en su negocio, ahora su meta es poder comprar un carro.

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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
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Viviana to buy merchandise for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012