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The member belongs to the CHOQUEQUIRAO” communal bank, in the Huanchac district in the Province and Department of Cusco.

The member is Señora Maribel; she is 33 years old and has one son. The member dedicates herself to buying and selling handicrafts; she also makes chullos (traditional woollen hats), gloves, and alpaca wool ponchos. In addition, she makes fine blankets with traditional designs and embroiders them with country motifs such as trees, birds, flowers, rivers, and animals - all the flora and fauna of the Andes. The member has had a small workshop in her house for 7 years, and is very happy that she can create this beautiful traditional art. She wishes to buy spun alpaca wool, buttons, and needles wholesale, to be able to carry on her business, and also to enable her to make hangings and clothing for saints, to order. The member is seeking a loan to invest in materials for making blankets, hangings, clothing for saints, chullos, and other things.

The member states that she is very satisfied with and grateful for the support offered, and promises to comply with the repayment of her loan in the place agreed.
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La socia pertenece al Banco Comunal “CHOQUEQUIRAO”; El banco pertenece al distrito de Huanchac, Provincia de Cusco, departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Maribel; la socia tiene 33 años; la socia es casada y tiene 1 hijo; La socia se dedica a la compra y veta de artesanías; la socia también elabora chullos, guantes, chalinas, ponchos de alpaca, también realiza finas mantas con diseños paisajísticos, en la misma manta borda paisajes como arboles, cerros, aves, flores, ríos, animales, en general la flora y fauna de nuestro ande; La socia tiene un pequeño taller en su casa desde hace 7 años y venta muy feliz por poder expresar ese bello arte del pueblo como ella lo manifiesta. La socia desea poder comprar lana de alpaca procesada, botones, hilos al por mayor para implementar su negocio y también realiza estandartes, ropa para santos a pedido. La socia solicita el préstamo para invertir en la compra de materiales para la fabricación de mantas, estandartes, ropa para santos, chullos entre otros.

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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Maribel to invest in materials for making blankets, hangings, clothing for saints, chullos, and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011