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Felipa belongs to the "Sumac Tika-Valle Sagrado" community bank in the village of Qotohuycho, province of Urubama, department of Cusco, Peru. She is 35 years old, married and has two children, ages 11 and 7. She alternates her work between agriculture, where she has lands with potato crops, and selling the potatoes wholesale. Felipa buys the seeds and the fertilizer, does the planting, and after three months she harvests the potatoes. She is requesting a loan so she can purchase the seeds and a little fertilizer to reinvigorate her land for a new planting season.
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El Banco comunal se denomina “SUMAC TIKA-VALLE SAGRADO”; Este Banco se encuentra situado en el Poblado de Qotohuycho, perteneciente a la Provincia de Urubamba, Departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra: Felipa, la socia tiene 35 años de edad; la socia es casada, la socia tiene 2 hijos de 11, 7 años de edad; la socia alterna su trabajo con la agricultura ella tiene terrenos de cultivos de papa, la socia siembra y vende papa al por mayor, ella compra las semillas, el abono, los siembra, y al cabo de tres meses está cosechando la papa. La socia requiere el crédito para poder comprar semillas y un poco de abono y reafirmar su terreno para la nueva temporada de siembra. La socia solicita el préstamo para invertir en la compra de semillas para la siembra.

La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar insumos y elaborar sus platillos para la venta.

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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 $550 helped Felipa to purchase seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2011
May 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011