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Catalina Maruja
Catalina, 58, was born in Pucyura district. Currently, Catalina lives in the city of Cusco with her husband and 5 children. Pucyura is located 30 minutes from the city of Cusco.

Catalina sells children’s clothing. She has a sales stand in the El Molino shopping center in Cusco. She can be found there seven days a week from 9am until 8pm. Catalina tells us that six years ago she was an itinerant merchant along Ejército Avenue in Cusco but now she has a stand in the shopping center.

She also raises small farm animals like sheep, guinea pigs and chickens that she buys newborn at Inquilpata farmers market to fatten up and later sell at markets in Izcuchaca and Cusco. She has been in this business for three years now and does well thanks to the effort she puts into it.

Eugenia expects to get 1000 new soles in her next loan that she’d like to use to buy sheep.

The “Señor de Ccoyllority Cachimayo” (Lord of Ccoyllority Cachimayo) has been in operation for three and a half years; Eugenia has been a member for three years and does well.

The members of this communal bank are devoted to Taytacha Ccoyllority (Lord of the Shining Snow) and this is why they named their communal bank thus.
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Catalina nació en el distrito de Pucyura y tiene 58 años. Actualmente, Catalina vive en la ciudad de Cusco junto con su esposo y sus 5 hijos. La ciudad de Pucyura se encuentra ubicada a 30 minutos de la ciudad del Cusco.

Catalina se dedica a la venta de ropa de niños, ella tiene un puesto de venta en el centro comercial el Molino de la ciudad del Cusco, donde la pueden encontrar los 7 días de la semana, desde las 9 de mañana hasta las 8 de la noche. Catalina nos cuenta que hace 6 años vendía de forma ambulatoria en la avenida ejército de la ciudad del Cusco pero ahora tiene un stand en el centro comercial. se dedica a la crianza de animales menores como por ejemplo ovejas, cuyes y gallinas, ella compra animales críos de la feria de Inquilpata y después de hacer engordar los animales, ella los vende en las ferias y mercados de Izcuchaca y Cusco. Ya son 3 años que se dedica al negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en el trabajo.

Con su próximo préstamo, Eugenia que espera recibir S/. 1000 nuevos soles. Le gustaría emplear el dinero del préstamo para comprar ovejas.

El banco comunal “Señor de Ccoyllority Cachimayo” tiene tres años y medio de funcionamiento, Eugenia pertenece desde hace tres años al banco comunal y le va muy bien. Los socios de este lugar son devotos del Taytacha Ccoyllority (El señor de la Nieve Brillante) y por esa razón le pusieron el nombre al banco comunal.

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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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Catalina Maruja to buy sheep.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 17, 2010
Listed
Aug 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2010