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Marcelina
Marcelina is a member of the Gratitud Village Bank. She is 36 years old and is a single mother to three children. Marcelina has a store in a rented space near the Abastos Market in the city of Ayacucho, where she sells dry goods, grains and drinks. Marcelina also sells prepared meals in the same location, for which she has an assistant.

Marcelina needs a loan of 1000 soles to buy sugar, rice and oil. Marcelina’s dreams are to provide her children with a good education, to save money to expand her business, and to give her customers good service.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow

Marcelina es socia del Banco Comunal Gratitud.

Marcelina es madre soltera, tiene 36 años y 3 hijos, Marcelina tiene una tienda en un local alquilado que se ubica cerca al mercado de abastos de la ciudad de Ayacucho, en donde vende abarrotes, cereales, gaseosas. Además Marcelina vende comida en el mismo local, para lo cual cuenta con una ayudante.

Marcelina necesita un préstamo de 1000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de azúcar, arroz, aceite.

Los sueños de Marcelina son brindar una buena educación a sus hijos, ahorrar para ampliar su negocio y dar servicio de calidad a sus clientes.

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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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,936,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD