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Aristides
In the city of Calca, in the department of Cusco, there is a place known as the community of Arin. This place is known for its beautiful scenery, its cuisine and the warmth of its people.

In this community of Arin, we meet Aristides, who is 45 years old. He has a wife, and from this relationship he has four children. He lives with his wife in their own house, which has water and electricity connections. It is located in the province of Calca, which belongs to the department of Cusco. The main activities in this zone are farming, ranching and tourism.

Aristides is a master carpenter. He has a small workshop in his home, where he makes wooden furniture such as wardrobes, chairs, tables and other items. He has dedicated himself to this business for 10 years, and it is going very well for him, thanks to the dedication he puts into his work. Later, he sells his furniture to people who have placed orders with him over time.

The loan which Aristides has requested from the Arariwa Association is for 700 Peruvian new soles. It will be used to buy supplies such as wood, carpenter's glue and sandpaper. Aristides is a hard-working and perservering man who has always known how to get ahead in order to improve his life and obtain what he wants.
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En la ciudad de Calca del departamento del Cusco, Hay un lugar conocido como la comunidad de Arin este lugar es conocido por sus paisajes hermosas, por su gastronomía y por la calidez de su gente.

En esta comunidad de Arin conocimos al señor Aristides de 45 años de edad, tiene su pareja y fruto de esta relación tiene cuatro hijos, vive con su pareja en su casa propia que cuenta con los servicios de agua y luz, ubicada en la provincia de Calca, que pertenece al departamento del Cusco. Esta zona tiene como actividad principal la agricultura, ganadería y turismo.

Aristides es maestro carpintero, el tiene su pequeño taller en su domicilio donde fabrica muebles de madera como por ejemplo roperos, sillas, mesas y otras cosas más. Ya son 10 años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. Posteriormente vende sus muebles a personas que le hicieron pedidos hace tiempo.

El crédito que ha solicitado Aristides es de 700 nuevos soles a Asociación Arariwa, será destinado para la compra de materiales como por ejemplo madera, cola de carpintero y lijas. Aristides es un hombre trabajador y empeñoso que siempre ha sabido salir adelante para mejorar en la vida y poder tener lo que quiere.

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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
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Aristides to buy supplies such as wood, carpenter's glue and sandpaper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 10, 2011
Listed
May 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011