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Lucila belongs to the "Valle Sagrado" (Holy Valley) communal bank of Asociación Arariwa, and she is 56 years old. She currently lives in the city of Calca.

Her main business activity is selling chicha de jora (a traditional Andean drink made of fermented corn). She has been in this business for 10 years, and it has gone very well for her. She needs the loan to buy beer and soft drinks. Her dream is to expand her chichería (the shop in which she makes and sells the chicha de jora).

Lucila is grateful for the opportunity given to her through this medium, and she promises to pay off her loan on schedule.
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Lucila pertenece al banco comunal “VALLE SAGRADO” de la Asociación Arariwa y tiene 56 años. Actualmente, vive en la ciudad de Calca.

Su principal actividad económica es vender chicha de jora. Ya son 10 años que se dedica al negocio y le va muy bien. Ella requiere el préstamo para comprar cerveza y gaseosas. El sueño de la socia es ampliar su local de la chichería.

Lucila 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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,960,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Lucila purchase of beer and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010