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Lidia is 51 years old and lives in the city of Cusco, in Cusco department, Peru. Lidia sells special snacks called 'churros'. She sells her products as an itinerant street vendor from small carts which are adapted for this business. She works with five employees who serve from the five carts she has. She has been in this business for several years and it is doing very well thanks to her hard work.

Lidia needs this loan to buy supplies such as flour, sugar, honey and many other products.

Lidia is a member of Asociación Arariwa's “Hijas D. María” (Daughters of María) community bank in Cusco, Peru. The community bank is in its third year and is working very well for all its members.
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Lidia tiene 51 años D. edad y vive en la ciudad del Cusco departamento del Cusco, Perú. Lidia se dedica a la venta D. bocaditos especiales llamados “Churros”, ella venD. D. forma ambulatoria en sus productos en carretas acondicionadas para este negocio, ella trabaja con cinco empleados quienes atienden cada uno D. las cinco carretas. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. Lidia requiere el préstamo para comprar insumos como por ejemplo harina, azúcar, miel y muchas cosas más.

Lidia pertenece al banco comunal “Hijas D. María” D. la Asociación Arariwa, Cusco, Perú. El banco comunal esta en el tercer año D. funcionamiento y a todos los socios les va muy bien.

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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
  • 152
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,187,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Lidia to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2011
Feb 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011