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Lucy Gladys
Lucy is 66 years old and has 3 children. She was born in the city of Arequipa and now lives in the city of Cusco. Lucy has a small business selling plant-based food products and herbal medicines. Lucy needs the loan to buy more products, such as maca. [Translator's note: maca is a peruvian root grown for its nutritional, medicinal, and reputed aphrodisiac value.]

Lucy belongs to the “Inti Pakareq” communal bank, part of the Arariwa Association. She is grateful for the opportunity offered in this way and promises to make her repayments on schedule.
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Lucy, tiene 66 años de edad, tiene tres hijos, nació en la ciudad del Arequipa y ahora vive en la ciudad del Cusco. Lucy tiene un pequeño negocio de venta de productos alimenticios en base a plantas y hierbas medicinales. Lucy en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar más productos como por ejemplo maca.

Lucy pertenece al banco comunal “Inti Pakareq” de la Asociación Arariwa y se encuentra agradecida por la oportunidad brindada mediante este medio y así mismo se compromete a cumplir con el pago correspondiente al cronograma.

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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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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Lucy Gladys to buy more products, e.g. maca (a peruvian root grown for its nutritional and medicinal value).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2011
Mar 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011