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Paulina is a member of Villa Huatatas Communal Bank. She is 59 years old and owns a bakery and grocery store. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for 12 years.

She remembers that she used to work on a farm. She always worked, since she was young. Since she has been in FINCA her dreams have changed, and the best thing is that she is realizing her goals. She managed to have her bakery, build her house, and buy her machinery, although the stove she has is wood-burning.

She is very grateful for what she has because it helps her to have good economic stability. Now her dream is to be able to buy a Nova oven, but she has to save. She also learned that in FINCA, as well as responsibility and honesty.

She will invest the loan she is requesting in buying flour, firewood, sugar, and lard.
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Paulina es socia del Banco Comunal Villa Huatatas, tiene 59 años, es dueña de una Panadería y una Bodega, es socia de Finca Perú desde hace 12 años, recuerda que antes trabajaba en una chacra, siempre trabajó desde muy pequeña, desde que esta en Finca sus sueños han cambiado y lo mejor es que sus metas se están cumpliendo, ella logró tener su panadería, construir su casa, y comprar sus maquinarias, aunque el horno que tiene es a leña, esta muy agradecida por lo que tiene porque le ayuda a tener una buena estabilidad económica, ahora su sueño es poder comprar un horno en Nova, pero tiene que ahorrar, y eso también aprendió en Finca, aparte de la responsabilidad y la honestidad. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de harina, leña, azúcar y manteca.

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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
  • 44
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Paulina to buy flour, firewood, sugar, and lard.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012