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Irma is a married, 36-year-old mother of five children. Irma sells various clothing for all ages, footwear, traditional clothing, etc. that she acquires from Lima. She sells her products in a stand at the Carmen Alto Market. Furthermore, Irma travels every fifteen days to the community of Viscapalca where she purchases cheeses and sell them on credit to different institutions in the city of Ayacucho. Irma also plans to set up a new stall to sell baby and children’s clothing.

Irma is a member of the Florecer Village Bank.
She needs a loan of 1,000 Peruvian Nuevos Soles (US$ 375) to invest in baby clothing sets, blankets and christening dresses.

Irma’s dream is to have a new successful business, to buy a car, and to have her children move forward.

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
  • 45
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,450,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Irma to invest in baby clothing sets, blankets and christening dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2008
Jul 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009