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Carmen, 32 years old, is a member of the Azucenas communal bank and lives with her two children. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for 3 years and is the owner of a stand at the market where she sells clothes. Carmen tells us that with FICA Peru, she was able to achieve her dream of having her own large clothes store. She is known by the people and now she can open more branches. She likes the training she receives at her communal bank; she learned to save and value herself as a woman. The loan she is requesting will be invested in buying clothes for her store such as pants, sweaters, polos, shirts, blouses, and jackets.
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Carmen es socia del Banco Comunal Azucenas y tiene 32 años de edad, es conviviente y madre de 2 hijos. Es socia de FINCA Perú hace 3 años y es dueña de un puesto en el mercado donde vende ropa. Ella nos cuenta que con FINCA Perú logró su sueño de tener su propia tienda grande de venta de ropa donde es conocida por la gente y ahora puede abrir más sucursales, le gustan las capacitaciones que recibe en su Banco Comunal ya que aprendió a ahorrar y a valorarse como mujer. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de ropa para su tienda como pantalones, buzos, polos, camisas, blusas, casacas.

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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
  • 71
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,828,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Carmen to buy clothes for her store such as pants, sweaters, polos, shirts, blouses, and jackets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 26, 2013