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Valentina, 47, is a member of the “Siempre Adelante” (Always Forward) communal bank located in Ollantaytambo District belonging to Urubamba Province, Cusco Department.

She is married and has three children. She alternates her daily chores with a business selling crafts in Machu Picchu. She sells backpacks, satchels, textiles. She also makes woven items that she sells independently. She supports her children with this business. She wants to expand the crafts sales and is asking for a loan to buy crafts at wholesale.

She is happy about the loan and commits to make her installment payments.
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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “SIEMPRE ADELANTE”; El banco está ubicado en el distrito de Ollantaytambo, perteneciente a la provincia de Urubamba y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Valentina; ella tiene 47 años de edad y es casada y tiene 3 hijos; La socia alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de artesanía en la ciudadela de Machupicchu,ella vende mochilas,maletines,telares e individuales, la socia también hace trabajos en hilos y lo vende en forma independiente, por medio de este negocio la socia saca adelante a sus hijos, la socia quiere ampliar el negocio de venta de artesanía. La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar artesanía al por mayor.

La socia está feliz por el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con los pagos de su cuota.

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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 $925 helped Valentina to buy crafts at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012