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Brigida is 42 years old, and she was born in the community of Yanahuara, in the province of Urubamba in the department of Cusco, Peru. Brigida is married with three children, and she currently lives in the community where she was born. She raises small livestock animals, such as sheep, pigs, chickens, and guinea pigs, for a living. Brigida hopes to use this loan to buy animals, particularly guinea pigs (a traditional food source in the Peruvian Andes).

Brigida belongs to the "Villa Marcelo Virgen del Carmen" community bank, part of the Cusco Arariwa Association, and she is very pleased with the services offered by the association.
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Brigida tiene 42 años y nació en la comunidad de Yanahuara de la provincia de Urubamba del departamento del Cusco, Perú. La socia Brigida es casada y fruto de esta unión tiene tres hijos. Actualmente, Luzmila vive en la comunidad donde nació y su actividad económica de Brigida es la crianza de animales menores como por ejemplo ovejas, chanchos, gallinas y cuyes. En esta oportunidad Brigida requiere el préstamo para comprar animales como por ejemplo cuyes.

Brigida pertenece al banco comunal “Villa Marcelo Virgen del Carmen” de la Asociación Arariwa Cusco y se encuentra muy contenta por los servicios que le ofrece la Asociación.

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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
  • 114
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,091,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Brigida to buy animals such as guinea pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011