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Maricruz is a member of the Alondras communal bank. She is 20 years old, and she has been a member of FINCA Peru for 2 years. She works selling beauty products by catalog. She feels proud of all she has achieved with her savings. At the meetings of her communal bank she has met many friends who share their diverse experiences. She really likes the training she receives in her communal bank, because thanks to these sessions she learned to invest her money effectively. The new loan she is requesting will be invested in buying cosmetics for her business.
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Maricruz es socia del Bancomunal Alondras, tiene 20 años de edad, es socia de FINCA Perú hace 2 años. Se dedica a la venta de productos de belleza por catálogo. Se siente orgullosa de todo lo que ha logrado con sus ahorros, en las reuniones de su Bancomunal conoció muchas amigas que comparten sus diferentes experiencias. Le gusta mucho las capacitaciones que recibe en su Bancomunal ya que gracias a ellas aprendió a invertir de manera adecuada su dinero. El nuevo préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de cosméticos para su negocio.

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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
  • 38
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,316,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Maricruz to buy cosmetics for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2012
May 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 1, 2012