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Marleny
This member belongs to the communal bank "NEW VICTORIA - CHINCHERO." This bank is located in the district of Chinchero, province of Urubamba, Cusco. Her name is Marleny, and she is 35 years old and married with four children (11, 5, 3, and 1 1/2 years old).

Marleny is a professional artisan who inherited her skills from her ancestors. She is originally from the town of Chinchero. From the time she was very young, she was involved with artisanal crafts without knowing that they were an art form; she made them part of her daily life. She learned to spin and to tint the various wools with natural dyes from the higher areas of the Andes. With great facility she learned to knit by hand using rustic knitting implements. She wove using wool to create different designs. Generally, the patterns are symbolic representations of Andean daily life: the landscapes, the animals, planting and harvesting, the sun and the water.

Marleny grew up surrounded by all these things and with her father Forferio painting scenes of nature all the while. The paintings were discovered and helped to establish a history of a town full of beautiful landscapes and that for centuries has preserved the purity of the Inca legacy through its customs and particularly its art.

Marleny has been featured in international documentaries and continues to contribute fine artwork to her town and to the world. Today she exports pieces to the United States. She dreams of installing accomodations for the various tourists who come from all over the world to stay a few days in order to participate in local customs. She wants to have more contact with these visitors and wants to teach them to knit.

Marleny is requesting this loan to buy more materials so that she can continue creating artwork to ship to her U.S. suppliers. She is happy to be provided this opportunity and promises to comply with timely repayments.
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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “NUEVA VICTORIA - CHINCHERO”; Este banco está ubicado en el distrito de Chinchero, provincia de Urubamba, Departamento de Cusco.
La socia es la Sra: Marleny; La socia tiene 35 años de edad, la socia es casada; la socia tiene 4 hijos (11,5,3,1 año y medio) años de edad, la socia es artesana de profesión ella ha heredado el arte de sus ancestros, la socia es originaria del pueblo de Chinchero, la socia desde muy niña siempre estuvo ligada a la artesanía sin ellos saber que este era un arte, hicieron de ella parte de sus vidas diarias, aprendió a hilas, y teñir las diferentes lanas con óxidos naturales provenientes de las zonas más altas del ande, con mucho ingenio aprendieron a tejer a mano con la ayuda de precarias herramientas de tejido, entretejían las lanas y se iban formando los diferentes dibujos, generalmente estos diseños muestran la iconografía andina la viva diaria, los paisajes, los animales, la siembra y cosecha, el agua y el sol; La socia fue creciendo con todo esto a su entorno, mientras su padre Forferio pintaba la naturaleza en sus cuadros, ellos fueron descubiertos y ayudaron a escribir su historia, la historia de un pueblo lleno de bellos paisajes y que a pesar de los siglos aún conservaron la pureza del legado inka en muchas de sus costumbres entre ellas el arte. La socia ha sido protagonista en documentales a nivel internacional, y siguió dando a conocer al mundo a su pueblo y a sus trabajos finamente acabados, hoy en día Marleny exporta sus trabajos a Estados Unidos; Ella tiene el sueño de instalar en su comunidad hospedajes para recibir a los diferentes turistas que llegan de todo el mundo y que se queden unos días para participar de sus costumbres y tener más contacto con ellos y también nos indica que desearían enseñarles a tejer. La socia desea el crédito para poder hacer de este un capital y comprar sus materiales para continuar con sus trabajos y enviarlos a sus proveedores en Estados Unidos.
La socia está feliz con el préstamo otorgado y se compromete a 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 $1,100 helped Marleny to buy more materials in order to create artwork to ship to U.S. suppliers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 1, 2011
Listed
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011