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Sonia is a member of the Llapanchik community bank. She is 33 years old, married, and has three children (two daughters and one son). She has been a member of FINCA Peru for 12 years and sells products in the street markets that take place in her city. She says that during her time as a FINCA Peru member and thanks to the training sessions that she has attended as a member of her community bank, she has learned to be responsible and punctual.

Sonia's dream is to be able provide her children with a college education. She will invest the loan that she is requesting in buying cereals such as quinoa, wheat and kiwicha (amaranth) to sell in the city market.
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Sonia es socia del Bancomunal Llapanchik y tiene 33 años de edad, es casada y madre de tres hijos (dos mujeres y un hijo varón). Es socia de FINCA Perú hace 12 años y es feriante, vende productos en las ferias que se elaboran en la cuidad. Ella dice que en todo este tiempo como socia de FINCA Perú y gracia a las capacitaciones que recibe en du Bancomunal ella ha aprendido a ser responsable y puntual. Su sueño es poder brindarles una educación profesional a sus hijos. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de cereales como quinua, trigo, quiwicha para que los pueda vender en la feria de la cuidad.

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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
  • 45
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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 $1,500 helped Sonia to buy cereals such as quinoa, wheat and kiwicha (amaranth) to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2012