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Basilia is a member of the Communal Bank “Señor D. Huanca”. She is 56 years old and the mother of seven children. Basilia has been a member of FINCA Peru for the past year. She previously was a member of FINCA for three years, but decided to leave because of family problems.

Basilia has a bakery in her home. Whenever there are rural fairs being held, she takes the opportunity to sell her bread. Thanks to the loans from FINCA, she has been able to pay for her children’s educational expenses at the university. Basilia enjoys the training seminars that focus on taking care of the family and learning how to save.

The loan she is requesting will be invested in the purchase of flour, sugar, butter, yeast, and raisins so that she can make bread dolls for the upcoming festivals. Her goal is to equip her bakery and continue growing.

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Basilia es socia del Banco Comunal Señor D. Huanca, tiene 56 años, es madre D. 7 hijos, es socia D. Finca Peru desD. hace 1 año, anteriormente ella ya era socia D. Finca estuvo 3 años pero por problemas familiares se retiró.
Basilia tiene una Panadería en su casa, cuando hay ferias rurales va a vender su pan, gracias a los préstamos que Finca le da paga los gastos D. estudio D. sus hijos que están en la Universidad, le gusta las capacitaciones sobre todo el cuidado D. la familia a parte que aprenD. a ahorrar, el préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra D. harina, azúcar, manteca, levaduras y pasas para hacer wawas en estas fiestas próximas. Su meta es equipar su panadería y seguir creciendo.

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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
  • 87
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,797,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Basilia to buy flour, sugar, butter, yeast, and raisins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012