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Albina belongs to the Aleli Village Bank. She is a 44-year-old widow and has four children. She sells sweets, gelatines and lollipops which she makes. She works every day from 7 am to 6 pm in the Fe y Alegría school’s door in her district and she is a mobile seller.

Albina needs a 1750 soles ($US625) loan to buy chocolate, biscuits, gelatine, toffees and fizzy drinks.

She would like to expand her business, have her own capital and she wants her children to be professionals.

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
  • 44
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Albina to buy chocolate, biscuits, gelatine, toffees and fizzy drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2008
Jul 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009