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Luz Amelia
Luz is a member of the Communal Bank "Maria de la Paz". She lives with her partner, she is 53 years old and she has two children. They are 32 and 29 years old and they are married. For 15 years now, Luz has owned a store where she sells canisters of gas. She started with only 10 canister of gas. Now she sells much more and her daughter helps her in the store. She also makes money taking school children to school in the mornings. Since she has been part of the group "Finca" she has had the opportunity to flourish as a woman. The group has taught her how to save money and it has also helped her by giving her loans. She also has made many faithful friends. Luz needs a loan of $325 (1,000 Soles) so that she can replace the motor of her vehicle. The dream of Luz is to own a taxi company.
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Luz es socia del Bancomunal Maria de la Paz
Luz es conviviente, tiene 53 años dos hijos de 32 y 29 años, que están casados.
Desde hace quince años Tiene una bodega donde vende gas, empezó con diez balones de gas, ahora vende mucho mas, su hijo le ayuda en la tienda.
Ella también se dedica hacer movilidad escolar con su esposo, por las mañanas.
Desde que esta en Finca tiene la oportunidad para surgir como mujer, les enseñan a ahorrar y les ayudan dándoles prestamos, tiene mas amigas que son solidarias.
Luz necesita un préstamo de 1000 soles, para cambio de motor de su carro de gasolinera a gas.
El sueño de Luz es tener una flota de taxis.

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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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Luz Amelia luz needs a loan of 1,000 soles to replace the motor in her vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009