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Dora is a member of the "Sr. de Tayancani" community bank. She lives in Ocongate district, in Quispicanchis province, in Cusco department.

Dora is 34 years old and has five children. She divides her time between her household chores and her business selling home-made meals that are typical of her region. She makes the meals at home and takes them to sell in the main square in the village of Ocangate, together with the fellow members of her community bank and those who work in the same area. Dora usually makes different dishes to those of her friends so that they don't cause competition for each other. They come to an agreement and vary their daily menus. Dora would like this loan to invest in buying supplies such as rice, oil, salt and other ingredients.

Dora values her loan and is infinitely grateful for it since it will allow her to grow her business and improve her quality of life. She therefore pledges to make her repayments according to schedule.
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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “SR. DE TAYANCANI”; La socia vive en el distrito de Ocongate en la provincia de Quispicanchis, departamento del Cusco.

La socia Dora; tiene 34 años de edad; la socia tiene 5 hijos y ella alterna sus actividades del hogar con la venta de comidas caseras típicas de la región; la asocia elabora sus comidas típicas en su casa y los lleva a vender en la plaza principal del poblado de Ocongate, junto a sus otras compañeras de banco comunal y vecinas de trabajo; la socia suele llevar platos diferentes a las de sus compañeras para que no tengan competencia, ellas se ponen de acuerdo y varían sus menús diarios; la socia desea el crédito para invertir en la compra de insumos tales como arroz, aceite, sal y otros ingredientes.

La socia valora y agradece infinitamente el crédito otorgado ya que este le permite crecer con su negocio y mejorar su calidad de vida, así mismo se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas en el plazo estipulado.

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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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    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Dora to invest in buying supplies such as rice, oil, salt and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011