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Carmen is a member of the Banco Comunal Virgen Maria community bank.

Carmen is a widower, she is 40 years old and has 5 children. Carmen sells alcohol and sugar cane liquor (a liquor produced from sugar canes produced in the Cajamarca region). Her store is a rented space and it is located in the central provincial port in the Selva Ayacuchana. Her products are acquired through orders she places with her providers who send their deposit through the community bank. She has been running her business for 4 years.

Carmen requires a loan in the amount of 3000 soles, funds that will be used to purchase more sugar cane.

Carmen's dreams are to provide an education to her children so that they may be better than her, and she wishes to expand and grow her business.

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Carmen es socia del Banco Comunal Virgen Maria.

Carmen es viuda, tiene 40 años y 5 hijos, Carmen vende alcohol y caña (aguardiente elaborado de la caña de azúcar que es producida en el departamento de Cajamarca), su local es alquilado y esta ubicado en el paradero a diferentes provincial de la selva ayacuchana, sus productos los adquiere a través de pedidos que realiza a los proveedores que le envían previo deposito en el Banco, actividad que realiza hace 4 años.

Carmen necesita un préstamo de 3000 soles dinero que fue invertido en la compra de caña.
Los sueños de Carmen son educar a sus hijos para que sean mejores que ella, ampliar su negocio y crezca.

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
  • 41
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,464,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Carmen carmen requires a loan in the amount of 3000 soles, funds that will be used to purchase sugar cane.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2008
Sep 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009