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Leandra is 65 years old. She is widowed and has three daughters who are dependent on her. Leandra is a member of the community bank "Once de Mayo - Huancarani" of the Arariwa association. Leandra alternates between doing housework and taking care of her grocery store. She tells us that on Sundays she sells at the Huancarani market and Mondays through Fridays she sells candies as a street vendor at Huancarani's Plaza de Armas. She has dedicated herself to this business for two years and things have gone well for her thanks to the determination with which she does her work. She is requesting a loan of 700 soles (PEN) which she will invest in buying groceries such as rice, sugar, pastas, soft drinks and milk. Leandra is thankful for the opportunity offered to her through this medium so she is committed to making payments on schedule.
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Leandra, tiene 65 años, es viuda y tiene tres hijas de las cuales todos dependen de ella. Leandra forma parte del banco comunal “Once de Mayo - Huancarani” de la Asociación Arariwa. Leandra alterna sus actividades del hogar con la atención de su tienda de abarrotes, ella nos cuenta que los domingos vende en el mercado de Huancarari y de lunes a viernes vende golosinas en la Plaza de Armas de Huancarani de forma ambulatoria. Ya son dos años que se dedica al negocio y le ha ido muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo, ella requiere el préstamo de los 700 soles, que invertirá en comprar comestibles como arroz, azúcar, fideos, gaseosas y leche. Leandra se encuentra agradecida 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
  • 108
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,068,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Leandra purchase of groceries such as rice, sugar, pastas, soft drinks and milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010