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Marcelina is a member of the communal bank BIENSTAR. She is 65 years old and has a craft store. For over five years she has been a member of FINCA Perú. She is single and has five children. Being part of Finca has helped her improve her business and educate her children. Marcelina also earns a living through other activies and is now selling food and meat. Thanks to her savings she was able to renovate her house. She plans to use the loan to buy wholesale products for the food she sells at the fairs during Holy Week.
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Marcelina es socia de Banco Comunal Bienestar, tiene 65 años, su negocio es una tienda de artesanías, es socia de FINCA Perú hace más de 5 años, es madre de 5 hijos, es soltera, estando en Finca mejoró en su negocio y pudo educar a sus hijos, Mercelina se dedica también a otras actividades así obtiene mas ingresos, ahora vende comida y carne. Gracias a sus ahorros pudo mejorar su casa. Ahora el préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de productos al por mayor para la venta de comidas las que ofrecerá en la ferias durante la semana santa.

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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
  • 155
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,187,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Marcelina to buy potatoes, meat, and rice wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012