Viviana has been selling anticuchos for the past three years. Prior to that, she worked on her family’s farm. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, she starts preparations at 3 p.m. and usually sells until 12 p.m. She earns 60 to 80 soles (US $20 to $27) each day she works. She sells different kinds of anticuchos, although most are made of beef or cow heart.
Viviana is requesting a loan of 2500 soles to buy meat. The money should be enough to supply her business with meat for the next two or three months. She has pledged to repay this loan on time and in full. Viviana’s dream for the future is to finish building her house (it is currently half-built).
Important InformationAbout Asociación Arariwa
Asociación Arariwa is a large non-governmental organization that started offering microcredit in 1994 to improve the quality of life, skills and equity of the population in the rural Cusco region of Peru. Arariwa serves the southern Andean provinces of Peru, and is distinguished by its efforts to reach the very poor, who often live in isolated rural areas. Arariwa fosters village banking, supports savings accounts, promotes access to education, and empowers women entrepreneurs (who make up 78% of its borrowers).
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