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Nerida Susana
Nerida is a member of the Señor de los Milagros Communal Bank. She is 62 years old and buys and sells groceries and food at street markets. Currently she is beginning to buy and sell cochineal (a red dye made from the cochineal insect).

Nerida is the mother of four and has been a member of Finca Perú for three years. She feels she has made great progress in her personal and family life. She is grateful to Finca for all the help it has given her. She remembers and appreciates that previously she was only on the farm and did not see everything she was capable of doing. Upon becoming a part of Finca, she broadened her perspective and now sees all that she has achieved. She is happy because of the things she was able to do, all of which is thanks to the support she received in the training workshops.

Now she will invest her loan in the purchase of cochineal.
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Nerida es socia del Banco Comunal Señor de los Milagros, tiene 62 años, se dedica a la venta y compra de abarrotes y comida en las ferias, ahora esta empezando con la compra y venta de cochinilla, es madre de 4 hijos y socia de Finca Perú desde hace 3 años, ella siente que ha progresado mucho en su vida familiar y personal, agradece a Finca por toda la ayuda que le dan, ella recuerda y valora que antes solo estaba en la chacra y no veía todo lo que podía realizar, al ser parte de Finca Perú ella abrió su perspectiva y ahora ve todo lo que ella logró y se alegra por las cosas que pudo hacer y todo eso es gracias al apoyo de las capacitaciones. Ahora con el préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de cochinilla.

Additional Information

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
  • 50
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Nerida Susana to purchase cochineal (a red dye made from the cochineal insect).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012