Mariza belongs to the “Solidaridad Cachimayo” cooperative bank, which is located in the Cachimayo district of the province of Chinceros. She is 24 years old and has a common-law husband and one child. She is requesting the loan to invest in a restaurant. She is planning on opening a Cevichería in Cachimayo within the next couple of months and needs the loan to pay the deposit to rent a small space, to buy kitchen supplies and tables. She is very happy with the loan granted, and commits to making her payments within the established time frame.
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).