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Marina is a member of the Communal Bank of Ayllu, which means "family" in quechua.

Marina is married, is 47 years old and has six children. She owns a small shop in her home, located in the San Juan Bautista area, from which she sells groceries and drinks. In addition, Marina is dedicated to farming potatoes on her land in Alpachaca, located three hours from the city of Ayacucho. She sells the potatoes in the supply market in Ayacucho and uses a small portion of the potatoes to make dried potatoes for which she counts on the help of her children.

Marina needs a loan of 1,500 soles which will be invested in the purchase of cookies, sodas, beer and fruit. Her dreams are to educate her children so that they can get ahead, grow her business and own other businesses.

Translated from Spanish by Kate Divjak, Kiva Volunteer.

Marina es socia del Banco Comunal Ayllu que significa Familia en quechua.

Marina es casada, tiene 47 años y 6 hijos, Marina tiene una pequeña tienda en su casa ubicada en el distrito de San Juan Bautista, en donde vende abarrotes, bebidas. Además Marina se dedica a la agricultura de papa en sus tierras de Alpachaca que se ubica a 3 horas de la ciudad de Ayacucho, la papa lo vende en el mercado de abastos de la ciudad de Ayacucho y parte de la papa pequeña hace papa seca, para lo cual cuenta con la ayuda de sus hijos.

Marina necesita un préstamo de 1500 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de galletas, gaseosas, cerveza y frutas.
Marina sueña con educar a sus hijos para que salgan adelante, ampliar su negocio y tener otros negocios más.

Additional Information

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
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,829,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Marina marina needs a loan of 1,500 soles which will be invested in the purchase of cookies, sodas, beer and fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2008
Sep 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009