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María Asunción
María is a member of the Ternura Community Bank. She is 49 years old and has three children. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for two years.

María owns a restaurant where she sells food in the evenings, the time when there are lots of customers. Her goal is to have a store where she can sell groceries and drinks. She is very confident that this will do well as she has the support of her husband and children. The loan will be used to buy sugar, rice, pasta, and potatoes for her restaurant.
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María es socia del Banco Comunal Ternura, tiene 49 años de edad, tiene 3 hijos, es socia de FINCA Perú hace 2 años, es dueña de un restaurante donde solo vende comida por las noches porque es la hora cuando hay clientes. Su meta es tener una tienda donde pueda vender abarrotes y bebidas, ella esta muy segura de que lo lograra ya que cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo e hijos. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de azúcar, arroz, fideos, papa, por sacos para su restaurante.

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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
  • 46
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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 $375 helped María Asunción to buy sugar, rice, pasta, and potatoes for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2012
May 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012