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Juan is 40 years old and was born in Paruro Province in the Department of Cusco. He currently lives with his wife and four children in the Puerto Rico Association of the Poroy District in the city of Cusco.

Juan buys eucalyptus tree trunks and turns them into firewood. He buys the trees in the communities of Anta, Paruro Ccatca, and other places. Juan has worked in this business for several years and has done very well. With this next loan, Juan will receive 1500 PEN which he will use to buy wood from the mountains.

The Communal Bank “Cusi Ccoyllor de Chinchero” has been in existence for 2½ years. Juan has been a member for two years and has performed very well. The name of the Communal Bank is derived from Quechua (an indigenous language) and means “Beautiful Princess of Chinchero”.

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Juan nació en la provincia de Paruro del departamento del Cusco y tiene 40 años. Actualmente, Juan vive junto con su esposa y sus cuatro hijos en la asociación Puerto Rico del distrito de Poroy de la ciudad del Cusco.

Juan se dedica a la compra palos de arboles de eucalipto y los convierte en leña, ella compra arboles de las comunidad de de Anta, Paruro Ccatca y otros lugares. Ya son varios que trabaja en el negocio y le va muy bien.

Con su próximo préstamo, Juan que espera recibir S/. 1500 nuevos soles. Le gustaría emplear para comprar madera de la montaña.

El banco comunal “Cusi Ccoyllor de Chinchero” tiene dos años y medio de funcionamiento, Juan pertenece desde hace dos años al banco comunal y le va muy bien. El nombre del banco comunal es un término que en quechua (el idioma autóctono) significa “Princesa Hermosa de Chichero”.

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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
  • 84
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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 Juan purchase wood from the mountains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011