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Leoncia is a member of the village bank Senor de Huanca. She is 41 years old and a mother of 5 children. She has been part of Finca Peru for a year and a half. Before that she was selling anticuchos [grilled beef heart] and chicha [a corn drink]. Thanks to help from her daughters, she now sells groceries at markets - her daughters took charge of the previous business.

Thanks to her prior loans she has been able to support her two of her children as they study electronics. She is very thankful for the trainings she has received because she has learned to save and be responsible and value her family. The requested loan will be invested in the purchase of electronic tools for her children. Her short-term goal is to buy land so that she can live a peaceful life with her family.
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Leoncia es socia del Banco Comunal Señor de Huanca, tiene 41 años, es madre de 5 hijos, es socia de Finca Peru desde hace 1 año y medio, anteriormente ella vendía anticuchos y chicha, gracias al apoyo de sus hijas ahora se dedica a la venta de abarrotes en ferias, porque su anterior negocio esta a cargo de sus hijas.
Gracias a los préstamos que ha recibido anteriormente ha podido apoyar a 2 de sus hijos a estudiar electrónica, agradece mucho por las capacitaciones recibidas ya que aprendió ahorrar, a ser responsable y valorar a su familia. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de herramientas electrónicas para sus hijos. Su meta a corto plazo es comprar su terreno para podr vivir tranquila con 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
  • 81
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Leoncia to buy electronic tools for her children's studies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012