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Marlene is a member of the Communal Bank “Mar del Plata” (Sea of Silver). She is married and has a 23 year old son who works and attends school.

Marlene previously worked as a caretaker for a little girl at a private residence, but the family moved to another country and she was without a job. She then had the idea to sell hamburgers as a street vendor and was engaged in that business for three years. Using her savings, she decided to rent a small vending space and opened a juice bar. She attends to her current business all day with the help of her mother.

As a client of FINCA, Marlene learned how to be responsible with her payments and not accumulate too much debt. She needs a loan of 1000 soles to restock her juice bar. Marlene hopes that her business will continue to grow and that she can hire another employee to help her.

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Marlene es socia del Bancomunal Mar del Plata, es casada y un hijo de 23 años. Que estudia y trabaja.
Marlene se dedicaba a cuidar una niña en casa de unos señores, pero la familia se fue a otro país y ella se quedo sin trabajo, entonces ella tuvo la idea de vender hamburguesas en la calle, así estuvo por tres años, con los ahorros ella decidió alquilar un local pequeño y puso una jugueria, ella atiende todo el día con su mama.
En Finca ella aprendió a ser responsable con los pagos, aprendió a no endeudarse.
Marlene necesita un préstamo de 1000 soles, para surtir su jugueria.
El sueño que tiene Marlene es que su negocio crezca y contratar un personal para que le ayude.

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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
  • 113
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,072,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Marlene purchase inventory & supplies for her juice bar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2009
Oct 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010