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Fortunata is a humble mother who has been a member of the Communal Bank “Virgen Purificada – Angostura” for several years. She is 53 years old and has 5 grown children who are independent.

Fortunata lives in the community of Angostura in San Jerónimo District, which is located south of the city of Cusco. She has a carpentry workshop where she makes wood furniture such as desks, wardrobes, beds, and chairs. In addition, she has a car that she rents out for taxi services. Fortunata divides her time between tending to her household duties and helping run the carpentry shop. She is responsible for applying lacquer to the wood furniture.

Fortunata has been in this business for several years and has done very well because of her efforts. She is a hardworking and enterprising mother who wants to succeed for the sake of her family. This loan will be used to purchase materials that are important to the process of treating the finished furniture pieces such as thinner, lacquer, paint, and other products. Ever since she was young woman, Fortunata has tried to be an exemplary mother by working to feed her children. She never considered quitting and is determined to continue working until she no longer has the strength.

Fortunata is grateful for this opportunity and commits to making her payments on time.

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La socia FORTUNATA es una humilde madre de familia que ya son varios años que pertenece al banco comunal “VIRGEN PURIFICADA - ANGOSTURA”.

La socia tiene 53 años de edad. La socia tiene cinco hijos que ya son mayores e independientes. Nuestra socia vive en el distrito de San Jerónimo en la comunidad de Angostura que se encuentra ubicada al sur de la ciudad del Cusco. La socia tiene un taller de carpintería. Ella fabrica muebles de madera como escritorios, roperos, camas y sillas y también posee un carro que lo alquila para que de servicio de taxi. Nuestra socia alterna sus actividades del hogar y con la ayuda que hace al taller de carpintería, ella laquea los muebles de madera. Ya son varios años que trabaja en el negocio y le ha ido muy bien gracias a todo el empeño que pone en su trabajo, nuestra socia es una madre trabajadora y emprendedora que va sacar adelante a su familia. La socia requiere el préstamo para invertir en los materiales para el acabado de los muebles de madera que son importantes para este proceso como son el tiner, la laca, la pintura y muchos más. Ella dice ser una madre ejemplares que desde muy joven tenía que trabajar para llevar un pan a la boca de los hijos y considera que no dejaran de trabajar hasta que no le quede mas fuerzas para trabajar.

La socia se encuentra agradecido por la oportunidad brindada mediante este medio y así mismo se compromete a cumplir con el pago correspondiente al cronograma.

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About 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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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 99
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  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Fortunata purchase thinners, lacquers, paints, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2009
Dec 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010