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This member belongs to the Women United Communal Bank. The Bank is situated in the San Sebastián District, Cusco Province, Department of Cusco. Her name is Lidy. She is 31 years old with two children, and she lives with her partner. She has been employed for eight months as an assistant in a nursery. She helps the teachers take care of the children, changing their diapers, giving them their snacks and little meals, and getting them to play until their mothers pick them up. She says it is good to be with the children and that it makes her sad that many mothers have to leave their young children to go to work. Lidy is able to be with her children while she works.

Lidy is requesting a loan to buy a sewing machine. She plans to leave her job in the nursery to work as a seamstress in her home. She is thankful and appreciates being able to obtain a loan through this process; she promises to comply with the terms of repayment.
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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “MUJERES UNIDAS ”; El banco comunal está ubicado en el distrito de San Sebastián, provincia de Cusco y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Lidy; ella tiene 31 años de edad, es conviviente y tiene 2 hijos, La socia desde hace 8 meses es empleada en una cuna guardería, ella trabaja como asistente en la cuna ayudando a las profesoras a cuidar a los niños, les cambia los pañales, les da su refrigerio y comiditas, y les hace jugar hasta que sus madres recojan a los bebes. La socia dice que es bueno estar cerca a los niños y que le apena mucho que muchas madres deban dejar a sus hijos para ir a trabajar tan pequeños y que ella puede estar trabajando con sus hijos. La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar una máquina de coser ella dejará el trabajo en la guardería infantil para hacer en su casa costura.

La socia agradece y valora el préstamo otorgado mediante este medio y del mismo modo se compromete en cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas en el plazo establecido.

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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 Lidy to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2010
Oct 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011