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Our associate, Isabel, is a member of the “Amanecer Anteña” communal bank, and lives in the Anta Iscuchaka district, located 45 minutes from the City of Cusco.

She is 43 years old, married and has five children, ages 23, 21, 16, 12 and 10. She alternates her activities between her household activities and those of her small business, buying and selling livestock. She also raises hogs. The floods that Cusco suffered affected the local provinces very much including Anta-Vallecito.

Our associate, lost her hogs and many things that floated away from her home. Although her home was not completely destroyed, it is about to fall and she is desperate. Her sister from the same group also completely lost her new home and life’s savings. She [Isabel] was able to save her children but a few minutes later the house collapsed, killing her animals and taking everything else in its wake, including the money she had saved.

She is requesting this loan in order to buy building materials to try to rebuild her home once it’s demolished, and also to help her sister. She appreciates this opportunity and promises to make her payments on schedule.
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Nuestra socia Isabel , pertenece al banco comunal “Amanecer Anteña”, nuestra socia está ubicada en el distrito de Anta Iscuchaka, a 45 minutos de la ciudad del Cusco.
Nuestra socia tiene 43 ella es conviviente y tiene 5 hijos 23, 21, 16, 12, 10 años de edad, nuestra socia alterna sus actividades del hogar con el comercio minorista, la socia se dedica a la compra y venta de ganados, también la socia cría chanchos, la inundación que sufrió la ciudad del Cusco afecto a muchísimas provincias entre ellas la provincia de Anta – Vallecito, nuestra socia perdió sus chanchos y muchas cositas que salieron flotando de su casa; su casita aunque no se cayó del todo, está a punto de caer, la socia está desesperada y tiene a su hermana socia del mismo grupo que perdió toda su casa nueva y junto a esta perdió los ahorros de toda su vida, ella solo pudo sacar a sus hijos de la casa y a los minutos siguientes se desplomo la casa, matando a sus animales y llevándose todo a su paso entre ellos el dinero que tenía guardado, Nuestra socia solicita el préstamo para comprar materiales de construcción y tratar de levantar su casita una vez que la demuelan, también ayudará a su hermana.

Nuestra socia agradece la oportunidad brindada y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus diferentes cuotas en los plazos establecidos.

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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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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 178
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    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 Isabel building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010