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This borrower belong to the "Mama Simona" communal bank, which is located in the district, province, and department of Cusco.

This borrower is Ms. Primitiva. She is a 45 year-old widow and has four children. She divides her time between her daily activities and her businesses selling firewood and chica, which is a corn-based beverage. She works independently, from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Through these small businesses, Primitiva has helped her children to get ahead. She would like to expand and improve her businesses of selling firewood and chicha. She is requesting a loan to buy firewood wholesale and to buy ingredients for preparing chicha, such as corn and jora [germinated, dried corn kernels].
Primitiva is happy to receive this loan and promises to comply with her repayment schedule.
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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “MAMA SIMONA”; El banco está ubicado en el distrito de Cusco, perteneciente a la provincia de Cusco, y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Primitiva; ella tiene 45 años de edad y es viuda y tiene 4 hijos; La socia alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de venta de leña y venta de chicha que es una bebida a base de maíz, la socia trabaja en forma independiente, la socia trabaja desde las 8:00 a.m hasta las 6:00 p.m,por medio de estos pequeños negocios la socia saca adelante a sus hijos, la socia quiere ampliar y mejorar el negocio de venta de leña y venta de chicha. La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar leña al por mayor y para comprar insumos para preparar la chicha como maíz y jora.

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 $550 helped Primitiva to buy firewood wholesale and to buy ingredients for preparing traditional Peruvian corn beer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012