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Sisinia is a member of the “Kantu de San Jerónimo” communal bank of the Arariwa Association. She is 36 years old and married, and she lives in the city of Cusco. Sisinia is the mother of two sons who are still dependent on her. Their names are Edwin and Eduardo. Sisinia is excited because she is currently five months pregnant, and she hopes the baby will be a girl.

Sisinia is a hard-working and enterprising woman who has taken the initiative to start her own business selling food products. She tells us that she prepared a room in her home to serve as a sales area for her products. She has worked at this business for the past two years, and it has gone very well for her, thanks to the dedication she brings to her work and her determination to help her children learn a professional career. Sisinia needs this loan to buy more merchandise, such as sugar, noodles, rice, flour and many more items. She would like to operate a grocery store and offer a variety of products. Sisinia's dream is to open a supermarket in her neighborhood, since the existing supermarkets are far from her area.

She is grateful for the opportunity provided to her in this manner, and she is committed to making all of her payments on schedule.
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Nuestra socia Sisinia pertenece al Banco Comunal “Kantu de San Jerónimo” de la Asociación Arariwa, tiene 36 años, es casada y vive en la ciudad del Cusco. Sisinia es madre de dos hijos que todavía dependen de ella y sus hijos se llaman Edwin y Eduardo. La socia esta ilusionada pues esta embarazada de cinco meses y ella desea que el bebe se ha mujer.

Sisinia es una mujer trabajadora y emprendedora que se las ingenio para abrir su propio negocio de venta de comestibles. La socia nos cuenta que acomodo una habitación de su casa para poder expender sus productos. Ya son dos años que se dedica al negocio y le ha ido muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo y al esfuerzo de sacar profesionales a sus hijos. Sisinia requiere el préstamo para comprar más mercadería como por ejemplo azúcar, fideos, arroz, harina y muchas cosas más, ella desea implementar la tienda de abarrotes y tener una variedad de productos. Su anhelo de Sisinia es abrir un súper mercado por su barrio ya que los súper mercados están lejos de su barrio.

La socia 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
  • 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 $225 helped Sisinia purchasing sugar, noodles, rice, flour and many other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010