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Elsa is a member of 'Las Entusiastas' community bank. She is 27 years old and has one child. She owns a motorcycle taxi. Elsa has been a member of FINCA Peru for two years. The training sessions she receives as a member of her community bank help her in her personal life and also in her business. She is about to invest in a new business selling popcorn. She is very happy with what she has managed to save and proud of everything she has been able to accomplish. She will invest the loan that she is requesting in buying a popcorn machine.
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Elsa es socia del Bancomunal Las Entusiastas, tiene 27 años de edad, es madre de un hijo, es dueña de un moto-taxi, es socia FINCA Perú hace 2 años, las capacitaciones de su Bancomunal le ayudan en su vida personal así como en su negocio ya que ahora va a invertir en un nuevo negocio que es la venta de palomitas de maíz, esta muy feliz por todo lo que ha logrado ahorrar, y orgullosa de todo lo que pudo lograr.Ahora el préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de una máquina para hacer palomitas de maíz.

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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
  • 111
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,962,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Elsa to buy a machine for making popcorn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012