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Marcelina is a member of the "Alondras" communal bank at FINCA Peru in Ayacucho. She is 47 years old, married, and has five children who are all studying. She has a "salchipolleria" business selling prepared sausage and chicken from her house in the afternoons. She also has a separate business transporting and then selling grains from the countrysiD.. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for two years and likes that she is able to save. She would like to expand her business and open a restaurant one day.

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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
  • 81
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Marcelina to purchase food supplies for preparation in her salchipolleria.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 24, 2011