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Dora is a member of the Gratitud Village Bank. She is an Ecuadoran and has lived five years in the city of Ayacucho due to her husband´s work. Dora is a forty-five-year-old mother of two children. She embroiders decorative articles, such as coverings for native artifacts, which she sells to her friends and acquaintances. She also has many side businesses: she makes cakes and snacks to order, a skill she learned studying at Centro Ocupacional (the Occupation Center); she provides decoration services for children's parties; she sells natural products by catalog, and she has just started a new business of renting out dresses.

Dora is seeking a loan of 2600 Peruvian Nuevos Soles to invest in different dresses and an industrial oven.

Dora's dream is to have her own home in Ayacucho because she wants to remain living in the city, to expand her business and to run a company that organizes events.

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
  • 35
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,488,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Dora to purchase different dresses and an industrial oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2008
Aug 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009