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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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Margarita es socia del Bancomunal Virgen de las Mercedes.
Margarita es casada tiene 53 años, tiene 6 hijos, de los cuales los dos menores de 12 y 9 años están estudiando en la escuela estatal.
Margarita trabajaba en casas limpiando, cocinando y vendiendo de todo, hasta que se sintió cansada y comenzó criando en su casa dos cerditos cuando crecieron los mato y vendió la carne y recupero el doble de ganancia, se dio cuenta que con los chanchos ganaba mas
Empezó a comprar más cerditos, alquilo un corral para criar cerdos, hoy tiene 40 cerdos.
Margarita necesita un préstamo de 800 soles, para la compra de alimentos para cerdos y medicinas para cerdos.
Desde que esta en Finca, su capital ha crecido, aprendió de las charlas que se dictan en el Bancomunal, también ha aprendido ahorra.
El sueño de Margarita es poner un restaurante en su casa.

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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
  • 41
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,450,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Margarita margarita necesita un préstamo de 800 soles, para la compra de alimentos para cerdos y medicinas para cerdos.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009