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Maria Teresa
Maria Teresa is a member of the Ayni Village Bank; “Ayni” means “help one another” in Quechua. She is 63 years old and single. She sells clothing in the city of Ayacucho. The clothing is brought in from larger cities, and Maria Teresa distributes it to different stores.

Maria Teresa is requesting a loan of 600 soles to buy women’s clothing. Her goal for the future is to open her own clothing store in Ayacucho.

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
  • 90
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,889,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Maria Teresa buy women's clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009