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Maria Carmela

Update on Maria Carmela

María is a member of the Llamkasum community bank. She is 82 years old, married and the mother of 6 children (four daughters and two sons). She has been a member of FINCA Peru for 16 years and owns her own store where she sells groceries. She says that her experience with FINCA Peru has been very good. She has savings and her goal is to always increase them. The institution has helped her to make progress. María's dream for the future is to continue saving for the rest of her life. She will invest the loan that she is requesting in buying groceries for her store such as rice, sugar, milk, oil, noodles and mixed vegetables.
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María es socia del Bancomunal Llamkasum y tiene 82 años de edad, es casada y es madre de 6 hijos (cuatro mujeres y dos varones). Es socia de FINCA Perú hace 16 años y es dueña de su propia tienda donde se vende abarrotes. Ella dice que su experiencia en FINCA Perú ha sido muy buena, tiene sus ahorros y su meta es siempre aumentarlos y la institución le ha ayudado a progresar. Su sueño para el futuro es continuar ahorrando para el resto de su vida. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de abarrotes para su tienda como arroz, azúcar, leche, aceite, fideos, menestras.

Previous Loan Details

Maria Carmela's previous Kiva loan: Carmela belongs to the Llamkasum (“workers” in Quechua) Village Bank. She is married, is 79 and has 6 children. She has a grocery in the Chiara district and purchases her products in... More from Maria Carmela's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 122
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,968,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Maria Carmela to buy groceries for her store such as rice, sugar, milk, oil, noodles and mixed vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2012