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Karin has been a member of the communal bank "Azucenas" for 10 years. She lives with her partner, is 32 years old, and has two children. Karin sells sweets and groceries out of her home, which located near a urban transportation business. Karin also works as a secretary for the transportation business.

Karin needs a loan for $725, money that she will invest in buying assorted cookies, soda, rice, sugar, and soap.

Karin dreams of being able to stock her business, of buying a car, and of having a computer for her children.

Translated from Spanish by Shannon Skoglund, Kiva volunteer.

Karin es socia del Banco Comunal Azucenas hace 10 años.

Karin es conviviente, tiene 32 años y 2 hijos, Karin vende golosinas y abarrotes en su casa, que esta ubicado cerca de una empresa de transporte urbano. Además Karin trabaja como secretaria de la empresa de transportes.

Karin necesita un préstamo de 2000 soles, dinero que será invertido en la compra de galletas variadas, gaseosas, arroz, azúcar y jabón.

Los sueños de Karin son surtir su negocio, tener un carro y una computadora para sus hijos.

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.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,828,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Karin purchase supplies for her grocery store, such as cookies, soda, sugar, and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 26, 2008