A loan of $275 helped margarita necesita un préstamo de 800 soles, para la compra de alimentos para cerdos y medicinas para cerdos.


Margarita's story

Margarita is a member of the Communal Bank "Virgen de las Mercedes." Margarita is 53 years old and married. She has 6 children; the 2 youngest (the 9 and 12 year old) study in the state school.

Margarita used to work cleaning houses, cooking, and selling everything until she felt tired and began raising 2 piglets in her home. When they got older, she killed them and sold the meat making double the profit. She then realized that she could earn more with pigs. She began to buy more loans, rented a corral to raise pigs, and today has 40 pigs.

Margarita needs a loan of 800 soles, to buy food and medicine for the pigs. Since she has been a member of Finca, her capital her grown. She has learned from the talks her Communal Bank offers and she has also learned to save.

Margarita’s dream is to open a restaurant in her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman



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