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Margarita is a member of the Violeta Communal Bank. She is 45 and the owner of a hardware store. She is the mother of five children, married, and has been a member of Finca for two years.

Margarita began as a traveling street vendor, selling chicken. A disaster happened to her and she didn't know what to do, so a friend invited her to Finca. To date, things are very much improved, thanks to their training and financial support. She really values the trust that they give to women of very few economic resources. Now her business has grown, and with this loan she will buy construction materials.
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Margarita es socia del Banco Comunal Violeta, tiene 45 años, ella es dueña de una Ferretería, es madre de 5 niños, es casada, es socia de Finca desde hace 2 años,
Margarita empezó en la calle como ambulante vendiendo pollo, tuvo un fracaso y no sabia que hacer, y una amiga le invitó a Finca y desde la fecha las cosas han mejorado mucho, gracias a las capacitaciones y al apoyo financiero, valora mucho la confianza que dan a las mujeres de bajos recursos económicos, ahora su negocio ha crecido, con el préstamo comprará materiales para construcción.

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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
  • 74
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Margarita to buy materials for construction.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012