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Edith is a member of the communal bank "Azucenas." She is 31 years old and is the single mother of 2 children. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for a year and a half, and she has a business selling vegetables and clothing in the markets. She also sells small animals and cereals in the market. She enjoys the training sessions that she receives in her communal bank, because she has learned a lot about saving, distributing her profits, and how to educate her children. She will invest this loan in the purchase of small animals such as hens, ducks, pigs, and guinea pigs, and she will also buy cereals such as wheat, maca root, quinoa and amaranth.
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Edith es socia del Banco Comunal Azucenas, tiene 31 años de edad y es madre soltera de 2 hijos. Es socia de FINCA Perú hace 1 año y medio y se dedica a la venta de verduras y ropa en las ferias, también vende animales menores y cereales en el mercado. Le gustan las capacitaciones que recibe en su Banco Comunal por que aprende mucho a ahorrar, a distribuir sus ganancias y a educar a sus hijos. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de animales menores como gallinas, patos, cerdos, cuyes y cereales como trigo, maca, quinua, quiwicha.

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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
  • 43
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,459,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Edith to buy small animals such as hens, ducks, pigs, and guinea pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 26, 2013