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Martha Marina
Martha is a member of the Dignity Communal Bank.

Martha is 43 years old, a widow, and has 4 children. Martha travels to the markets in the region twice a week where she buys various grains, potatoes, and anything else that she can sell. She then transports them to the city of Ayacucho to sell them to the merchants in the supply market in Ayacucho, an activity that her daughter helps her with. In addition, Martha has a store in her home where she sells groceries, vegetables, meat, and her daughter manages this business.

Martha needs a loan of 1,000 soles ($350), which will be used to buy corn, peas, and hava beans. Martha’s dreams are to build a second floor for her home, expand her business, and that her children one day become professionals.

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Martha es socia del Banco Comunal Dignidad.

Martha es viuda, tiene 43 años y 4 hijos, Martha viaja a las ferias de la región dos veces a la semana de donde compra cereales variados, papa y todo lo que pueda comercializar, luego lo transporta a la ciudad de Ayacucho para comercializarlo a los comerciantes del mercado de abastos de la ciudad de Ayacucho, actividad que realiza con la ayuda de su hija. Además Martha tiene una tienda en su casa en donde vende abarrotes, verduras, carnes, la administración de este negocio lo realiza su hija.

Martha necesita un préstamo de 1000 soles, dinero que será invertido en la compra de maíz, arveja y haba.
Los sueños de Martha son construir el segundo piso de su casa, ampliar su negocio y 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
  • 148
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,178,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Martha Marina buy corn, peas, and hava beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2008
Sep 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009