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Maura is 48 years old, has four children and lives in the city of Urubamba. Her main business activity is selling watches, radios, cell phones and digital camaras. She has a stand in the Urubamba market. She supplements this activity by selling tools in the Saturday "baratillo" market in Cusco. She tells us that every Saturday she takes her products to Cusco to sell.

Maura belongs to the "SAYHUA" communal bank, part of the Asociaicón Araiwa, and has participated in the bank for the past 4 years. She currently needs a loan to buy merchandise, such as watches, camaras, etc.

Maura is a hard-working and enterprising woman who is always looking for opportunities to get ahead and with her daily efforts is helping her children to study. Her dream is to buy a house in Urubamba.

Maura is grateful for the opportunity she has and is committed to meeting her repayment schedule.
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Maura, tiene 48 años y tiene cuatro hijos y vive en la ciudad de Urubamba. Su principal actividad económica es vender relojes, radios, celulares y cámaras digitales. Ella tiene su puesto de venta en el mercado de Urubamba. Su actividad económica complementaria es vender herramientas en la feria sabatina del “Baratillo” en la ciudad del Cusco. Ella nos cuenta que los días sábados lleva sus productos a la ciudad del Cusco a vender.

Maura pertenece al banco comunal “SAYHUA” de la Asociación Arariwa y ella hace 4 años que participa en el banco comunal. Actualmente, ella requiere el crédito para comprar mercadería como por ejemplo relojes, cámaras, etc.

Maura es una mujer trabajadora y emprendedora que busca a cada momento las oportunidades para salir adelante y con su esfuerzo diario ayudar a sus hijos en sus estudios. El anhelo de la socia es comprar una casa en la ciudad de Urubamba.

Maura 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
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,000,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Maura buy merchandise such as watches, camaras, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010