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Maria Jesus
Maria is a member of the community bank, Las Hormigas ('The Ants').

She is 43-years old, married, and has three children. Maria and her husband prepare butter beans, peas, chickpeas, tripe, beef shank, and natural gelatin made from hooves. They sell these dishes from home when there are customer orders, and also sell from a handcart.

Maria needs a loan of 2,000 PEN to invest in the purchase of sugar, firewood, disposable utensils, and bags. She dreams of running her business from a permanent location, and seeing her children become professionals.
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Maria es socia del Banco Comunal Las Hormigas.
Maria es casada, tiene 43 años y 3 hijos, Maria junto a su esposo se dedican a la elaboración de precocidos como pallar, arveja, garbanzo, panza, patas, también elabora gelatina natural de pata, sus ventas los realiza a domicilio dependiendo de los pedidos, también vende ambulatoriamente.
Maria necesita un préstamo de 2000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de azucar, leña, descartables, bolsas.
Los sueños de Maria son tener una empresa de precocidos en un local estable y que sus hijos sean profesionales.

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
  • 86
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,797,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Maria Jesus purchase of sugar, firewood, disposable utensils, and bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2009
Mar 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009