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Maria belongs to the communal bank Ayllu, which means "Familia" in Quechua. She has been a member for 7 years and has learned how to save and be responsible with her money.

Maria is 30 years old and is a single mother of three children. She sells propane gas from a store she rents and has employees that deliver her product to customers. Additionally, Maria has a tire shop where her employees fix and sell tires. She needs a loan in the amount of 1500 soles to purchase a motorcycle for the delivery of propane gas.

Maria's dreams are owning her store (instead of renting), expanding her business, building her house and that her children become professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Libertad Leal, Kiva volunteer.

Maria pertenece al Banco Comunal Ayllu que significa “Familia” en quechua hace 7 años, en su Banco Comunal aprendió a ahorrar y ser responsable.

Maria es madre soltera, tiene 30 años y 3 hijos, Maria tiene una tienda donde vende gas propano, en un local alquilado y también reparte a domicilio para lo cual cuenta con empleados. Además Maria tiene una llantería, donde cuenta con empleados que brindan servicio de arreglado y venta de llantas.

Maria necesita un préstamo de 1500 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de una motocicleta para el reparto de gas.

Los sueños de Maria son tener local propio, mejorar su negocio, que sus hijos sean profesionales y construir su casa.

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
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria purchase of a motorcycle for the delivery of propane gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2008
Mar 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 13, 2008