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This woman is a member of the communal bank "La Amistad de Ollantaytambo." This bank is located in the Ollantaytambo district of Urubamba province, in the department of Cusco.

This member is 47 years old, married, and has 4 children. Two of her children are independent and the others are 18 and 12 years old. She has a business selling crafts at a stand at the train station to Machupicchu. She has been buying and selling handicrafts for 4 years, and she is a member of the Association of Artisans of Ollantaytambo. She has her suppliers of handicrafts such as decorative ceramic pieces, key chains, earrings, wool caps, gloves, and items knitted from alpaca and sheep's wool such as sweaters. She wants to invest the proceeds of this loan in the purchase of more handicrafts such as textiles and some decorative pottery pieces made from clay and painted with Andean landscapes. She will use this loan to invest in the purchase of more handicrafts.

She is very satisfied and grateful for the support that will be provided through these means, and she is committed to making all of the payments on her loan according to the established schedule.
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La socia pertenece al Banco Comunal “LA AMISTAD DE OLLANTAYTAMBO”; El banco pertenece al distrito de Ollantaytambo, Provincia de Urubamba, departamento de Cusco.

La socia; la socia tiene 47 años; la socia es casada y tiene 4 hijos, los hijos de la socia dos de ellos son independientes y los otros dos tiene 18 y 12 años de edad; La socia se dedica a la artesanía, la socia tiene su stand en la estación antes de ir a Machupicchu, la socia trabaja desde hace 4 años en la compra y venta de artesanías y esta agregada en la asociación de artesanos de Ollantaytambo; la socia tiene sus proveedores de artesanías como adornos en cerámicas, llaveros, pendientes, gorros de lana, guantes, tejidos de alpaca y de lana de oveja, como chompas, la socia desea invertir el préstamo en la compra de artesanía, tales como textiles y un poco de adornos en cerámica, hecha en arcilla y pintada con paisajes andinos. La socia desea el crédito para invertir en la compra de artesanía.

La socia se muestra muy satisfecha y agradecida por el apoyo que se le brindara mediante este medio y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus deudas en el plazo establecido.

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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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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 129
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  • $58,863,350
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped this borrower to purchase handicrafts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011