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Rufilia is a member of the Tarpuy Communal Bank. She is 41 years old and the mother of five children. She buys and sells cochinilla (a small insect from which the crimson-colored dye carmine is derived) and tara (a Peruvian plant that's high in tannic acid content). She has been a member of Finca Perú for twelve years. Very nostalgically, she remembers when she came to Finca Perú. She didn’t have a business but they provided her with training and she remembers Morenita’s advise very well. Now, she has her business and feels very good about all that she has achieved. She has learned how to save and be responsible. She has also learned about the ladder of success and how to climb until she reaches the top. With the loan she is requesting now, she will purchase cochinilla and tara.
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Rufilia es socia del Banco Comunal Tarpuy, tiene 41 años, se dedica a la compra y venta de cochinilla, es madre de 5 hijos, es socia de Finca Perú desde hace 12 años, recuerda con mucha nostalgia que cuando ella entró a Finca Perú no tenia ningún negocio, y Finca Perú le ayudo con las capacitaciones, recuerda mucho los consejos de Morenita, ahora ya tiene su negocio y se siente muy bien con todo lo que ha logrado, aprendió a ahorrar, la responsabilidad y acerca de la escalera de éxito y escalar hasta llegar a la cima. Ahora con el préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de cochinilla y tara.

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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
  • $64,488,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Rufilia to purchase cochinilla and tara.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012