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Agripina is a member of the Marcela Communal Bank. She is a 59-year-old single mother with four children, and sells a fermented beverage known as chicha, which she prepares herself from passion fruit and purple corn. Using tabletop coolers, each day Agripina works as a traveling vendor at one of the gates to the Playa Grau marketplace.

Agripina needs a loan of $350 (1050 soles) to invest in the purchase of sugar, corn, passion fruit and firewood. She dreams that her son would finally study at a business school, of having another business and of saving enough for the future.
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Agripina es socia del Banco Comunal Marcela.
Agripina es madre soltera, tiene 59 años y 4 hijos, Agripina vende chicha que ella misma prepara a base de frutas como maracuya, maíz morado, sus ventas lo realiza de manera ambulatoria en una de las puertas del mercado Playa Grau, Agripina cuenta con maquinas enfriadoras que ubica en mesas, actividad que realiza todos los días.

Agripina necesita un préstamo de 1050 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de azúcar, maíz, maracuya y leña.
Agripina sueña con que su hijo último estudie en la escuela de oficiales, tener otro negocio y ahorrar lo suficiente para el futuro.

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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
  • 84
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,797,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Agripina purchase of sugar, corn, passion fruit and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009