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Leoncia's Group
In this Group: Leoncia, Benjamina, Carmen Vilma Sofia
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Benjamina, Leoncia y Carmen have belonged to the Yanapanakusun Banco Comunal, which means "Let's help ourselves" in quechua, for 3, 5, and 3 years respectively.

Benjamina is a single mother, is 55 years old and has one daughter. She makes desserts and mazamorra (cornmeal porridge) and sells them in her daughter's restaurant.

Leoncia lives with her partner, is 45 years old and has 4 daughters. She sells children's clothing, backpacks and sombreros and depending on the location she sells in different fairs in the region and sometimes in some locations in the city.

Carmen lives with her partner, is 42 years old and has 3 children. She has a small business organizing events. She provides services such as decoration, the preparation of food, cakes and other services.

Benjamina, Leoncia y Carmen need loans of 450, 450 and 1500 soles, which will be invested in the purchase of milk, sugar, and eggs for making cakes, and backpacks, fabric and acrylics.

Benjamina, Leoncia and Carmen's dreams are for their family to be healthy and understanding, for their children to become professionals, to have their own home and for their stores to be successful.

Translated from Spanish by a Kiva volunteer.

Benjamina, Leoncia y Carmen pertenecen al Banco Comunal Yanapanakusun que significa “Ayudémonos” en quechua, hace 3, 5, 3 años respectivamente.

Benjamina es madre soltera, tiene 55 años y 1 hija, Benjamina hace postres, mazamorras y lo vende en el restaurante de su hija.

Por otro lado Leoncia es conviviente, tiene 45 años y 4 hijas, Leoncia vende ropa de niños, mochilas, sombreros dependiendo de la campaña, sus ventas lo realiza en las diferentes ferias de la región y algunas veces alquila puestos en la ciudad.

Mientras que Carmen es conviviente, tiene 42 años y 3 hijos, Carmen tiene una pequeña empresa organizadora de eventos que brinda servicios de decoración de locales, elaboración de comida, tortas, entre otros servicios.

Benjamina, Leoncia y Carmen necesitan préstamos de 450 soles, 450 soles, 1500 soles, dinero que será invertido en la compra de leche, azúcar, huevo, mochilas, telas y acrílicos para tortas.

Los sueños de Benjamina, Leoncia y Carmen son que su familia tengan buena salud y comprensión, sus hijos sean profesionales, tener casa propia y una tienda bien implementada.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Leoncia's Group's $900 loan helped a member benjamina, Leoncia y Carmen need loans of 450, 450 and 1500 soles, which will be invested in the purchase of milk, sugar, and eggs for making cakes, and backpacks, fabric and acrylics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2008
Apr 14, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2008