A loan of $1,075 helped purchase tables & chairs.


Margarita's story

Margarita is a member of the Communal Bank “Dignidad” (Dignity). She serves as president of her Communal Bank and is participating in her ninth loan cycle. What she likes most about her Communal Bank are the training classes and the incentive to save. Margarita is married and has eight children, of whom only one failed to complete university.


She has a lounge called “El Amigo” (The Friend) located in the central part of the city. There she sells traditional food on Saturdays and Sundays. On other days she sells menu items. Her children help her with managing the business.


Margarita needs a loan of 3000 PEN to invest in the purchase of tables and chairs. She dreams of improving her business, attracting more customers, and maintaining good health.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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