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Margarita has sold food for 5 years. She learned this business through her mother, who also was dedicated to this activity.

Every evening, starting at 5:30, she puts out tables and chairs on the patio outside her house and sells food until and after 10:00 at night.

Margarita used to work in a shoe store, but she had to stop this work because she had her first daughter. For her, the business of selling food is favorable, because she can stay home with her children.

The loans that she has received have served her to increase her capital and to invest in the purchase of ingredients that she needs to make her food.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

Margarita vende comida desde hace 5 años. Ella conoció el negocio a raíz de su mamá, quien también se ha dedicado a esta actividad.

Todas las tardes, a partir de las 5.30, ella saca mesas y sillas al patio exterior de su casa, y vende comida hasta pasada las 10 de la noche.

Margarita antes trabajaba en un taller de zapatillas, pero tuvo que dejar este trabajo debido a que tuvo su primera hija. Para ella, el negocio de venta de comida le resulta propicio, ya que puede quedarse en casa con sus hijos.

Los préstamos que ha recibido le han servido para incrementar su capital e invertir en la compra de ingredientes que necesita para sus comidas.

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Margarita to invest in the purchase of ingredients that she needs to make her food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2008
Jun 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009