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Beatriz is a member of the Alianza ('Alliance') Village Bank. She is 48 years old and is the single mother of four children. Beatriz runs a general store in a rental space in the city of Ayacucho. Her daughters help her run the store. Beatriz works from 6am to 10pm seven days per week, and has been in this business for 17 years.

Beatriz is requesting a loan of 1000 soles (USD$325) to buy soda, beer, milk, rice and sugar for her store. Her goal for the future is to expand her store.

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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
  • 78
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,860,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Beatriz to buy soda, beer, milk, rice and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 5, 2009
Jan 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009