In order to make chicha, the first step is producing the malt (otherwise known as “malting”). The malt is produced in a series of phases. First, the corn is soaked in a rectangular stone well ten inches deep for 12-14 hours. The soaking water is periodically replaced to remove any grass or other debris. The entire process can last between 8 to 15 days. The corn is then provided enough exposure to the sun until it germinates. Carmen sells the processed corn to her customers who use it for making chicha.
Carmen participates in her Communal Bank and has done very well because she is a responsible person who is prompt with her payments. She needs a loan to buy more corn.
Carmen is grateful for the opportunity that has been provided. Therefore, she promises to complete her payments by the established deadlines.
Carmen participa en el banco comunal y le va muy bien porque es una persona responsable y puntual al momento de pagar sus cuotas, ella requiere el préstamo para comprar más maíz.
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.
Important InformationAbout 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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