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Maria
Maria was born in Lares, two hours from the city of Cusco in the Cusco department. She is 54, lives in Calca and is married with three children. The city of Calca is known for its beautiful landscapes and its tourism, cattle and agriculture.

We met Maria at one of her community bank meetings. She belongs to the bank 'Clorinda Matto de Turner' which is part of the Arariwa Association. Maria sells food from a rented stall in the Calca market. She works there from 5:30am to 5:30pm, seven days a week. She has been working in this field for ten years and due to the effort she puts into her work, it has been going very well for her.

Maria has applied for a loan to purchase groceries to stock up her stall. She will use this loan of US$500 to increase her working capital and buy rice, sugar, pasta and tinned milk.

Maria is a determined woman whose dream is to expand her business. She is very grateful to the Arariwa Association for providing women like herself with the opportunities to make their dreams reality.
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Maria nació en la ciudad de Lares (Lares se encuentra a 2 horas de la ciudad del Cusco del departamento del Cusco.). Ella tiene 54 años edad, vive en la ciudad de Calca, está casada y fruto de esta unión tiene tres hijos. (La ciudad de Calca caracteriza por tener hermosos paisajes por ser una zona turística, ganadera y agrícola). Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Clorinda Matto de Turner” de la Asociación Arariwa.

En la reunión del banco comunal conocimos a la Señora Maria que se dedica a la venta de comestibles. Ella tiene un puesto de venta alquilado en el mercado modelo de la ciudad Calca. Ella trabaja desde las 5h30 hasta las 17h30 todos los días de la semana. Ya son 10 años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que realiza en su trabajo. Ella en esta oportunidad accede al crédito para comprar mercadería así poder surtir y abastecer el puesto de venta. Con este préstamo de USD. 500 dólares aumentara el capital del negocio, comprará arroz, azucar, fideos y tarros de leche.

María es una mujer luchadora y su sueño es hacer crecer su negocio. Está muy agradecida con el Movimiento Asociación Arariwa por ayudar a mujeres como ella a tener oportunidades de poder hacer realidad sus sueños.

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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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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 109
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  • $56,813,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria to purchase rice, sugar, pasta and tinned milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 17, 2011
Listed
Jun 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011