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Marlene Yolanda
Marlene is a member of the "Let's Advance Together" Community Bank. She is married with four children, ages 19, 14, 8 and 6 whom are still in school. Marlene opened a convenience store in her house because in her neighborhood there wasn't one near by. One day Marlene went out to to purchase supplies from a near by store and when she returned she discovered that her store had been robbed. Marlene has operated the store for 5 years with the help of her children. In the mornings, Marlene works in the market at a booth selling plastic and disposable container that she inherited when her sister passed away. She is requesting a loan of 3000 soles to purchase a photocopy machine and cooking utensils to put in her convenience store. Since she has joined FINCA, Marlene has been able to pay off her debts. Through the Community Bank's lectures, FINCA has helped her begin saving and using accounting techniques in her store. Marlene's goal is to be come a disposable container wholesaler.
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Marlene es socia del Bancomunal Avancemos Juntas.
Marlene es casada tiene cuatro hijos de 19, 14,8 y 6 años que están en la escuela estatal, y el mayor.
Marlene puso una bodega en su casa, porque en la zona donde vivía no había bodega cerca, un día fue a comprar a la bodega que quedaba más cerca, pero quedaba lejos, cuando volvió a su casa le habían robado. Hace cinco años ella decidió poner una bodega - bazar en su casa, sus hijos atienden en la bodega. En las mañanas ella trabaja en el mercado, su hermana le dejo en herencia, un puesto donde vende plásticos y descartables.
Marlene necesita un préstamo de 3000 soles, para compra de una fotocopiadora, para ponerla en su bodega, también quiere comprar servicios de cocina.
Desde que está en Finca, ha podido salir de las deudas en que estaba, con Finca aprendió a ahorrar, aprendió a llevar la contabilidad de su negocio, gracias a las charlas que recibe en el Bancomunal.
El sueño de Marlene es ser mayorista de plásticos y descartables.

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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
  • 179
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Marlene Yolanda purchase a photocopy machine and cooking utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2009
Mar 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009