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Eleodora has been a member of the community bank “Cocharacas” for four months. Through the community bank she has learned to be responsible, have a healthy relationship with her husband, how to educate her children, and to save.

Eleodora is married and has seven children, four of whom live with her. Eleodora makes typical clothing, which is mainly used for festivals and parades. She makes sashes, blouses, and skirts, which she learned to do from her mother-in-law. Eleodora sells her products at various markets around Ayacucho.

Eleodora needs a loan of 1600 soles (3 soles = $1), which she will use to buy fabric, thread, zippers, and buttons.

One of the most important aspects of the community bank is the interest-earning savings account each associate has. Eleodora plans to use her savings to educate her children and to construct her home. Her dream is to own a home, that her children will be professionals, and that she will have a secure job.

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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
  • 42
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,458,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Eleodora eleodora needs a loan of 1600 soles (3 soles = $1), which she will use to buy fabric, thread, zippers, and buttons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2008
Feb 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 10, 2008