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Luz Maria
Luz is a member of the Paloma Village Bank.

Luz is a separated, forty-two-year-old mother of four children. Luz works at a regional hospital in the city of Ayacucho as a nurse technician. Luz also has a small store in her home, located on Cumana St. in the Nazareno District, where she sells home supplies, fruit, sausages, etc with the help of her son. She opens her store from six in the morning until nine at night. In addition, Luz rents rooms in her house.

Luz needs a loan of 2,000 Peruvian Nuevos Soles to invest in rice, sugar, eggs, milk, and gelatin.

Luz’s dream is to stock more products in her store, to have another business, and that her children study in the city of Lima.

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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Luz Maria luz needs a loan of 2,000 Peruvian Nuevos Soles to invest in rice, sugar, eggs, milk, and gelatin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2008
Jul 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009