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Berta is a married, sixty-year-old mother of two children. Berta has a clothing workshop that specializes in making typical clothes such as jumpers, blouses, although her bad vision has prevented her from producing as much as she would like. Furthermore, Berta has a stocked store where she sells groceries, such as vegetables and meat, in her house. She also sells traditional Peruvian food on Sundays.

Berta needs a loan of 1,000 Peruvian Nuevos Soles (PEN) to invest in sugar, rice, milk, eggs and detergents. Through this loan, Berta hopes to realie her dream of expanding her business and thus helping her children. Berta is a member of the Santa Rita Village Bank.

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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
  • 41
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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 Berta to purchase sugar, rice, milk, eggs and other supplies for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2008
Aug 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009