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Frida Esther

Update on Frida Esther

Frida’s a member of the “Sonrisa” (Smile) communal bank. She’s 62-years-old and the mother of 8 children. She’s been a member of FINCA Perú for 9 years and she is a tara [small leguminous tree or thorny shrub native to Peru] and cochineal merchant; she also sells vegetables.

She’s grateful to the institution for all the support they provide her. She enjoys attending her communal bank meetings because the training she gets teaches her how to save, to invest her money well and to improve as a person. She says that by attending besides learning much she also enjoys herself sharing experiences with her fellow members. The loan she’s asking for will be used to buy tara.
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Frida es socia del Bancomunal Sonrisa, tiene 62 años de edad y es madre de 8 hijos. Es socia de FINCA Perú hace 9 años y se dedica a la compra de tara y cochinilla, también vende verduras. Ella está agradecida con la institución por todo el apoyo que le brindan, le gusta asistir a las reuniones de su Bancomunal porque las capacitaciones que recibe le enseñan a ahorrar, a invertir bien su dinero y mejorar como persona, ella dice que al asistir a parte que aprende mucho también le permite distraerse y compartir experiencias con sus demás compañeras. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de tara.

Previous Loan Details

Frida is a partner in the Sonrisa (Smile) Communal Bank. Frida is 58 years old and separated. She has eight children, three of whom live with her. Frida lives in the San Jose de Viñaca community, 40 minutes outside of Ayacucho. She buys tara and pillbugs in the city, which she stockpiles and se... More from Frida Esther'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.

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,797,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Frida Esther to buy a plant called "tara" [Caesalpinia spinosa].
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2012