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Quillabamba is the capital city of the La Convención province. It is an important commercial center for the Lares and La Convención valleys. Its primary business activities are the production of coca, coffee, cacao, and fruits.

Lorenza is 65 years old, and she has three children. She was born in the city of Urubamba, Urubamba province, Cusco, Perú. However, she now lives in the Chongona community, which is 45 minutes from the city of Quillamba (La Convención, Cusco).

She devotes herself to growing coffee, cacao, annatto, and fruits.

On this occasion she needs a loan to pay the salaries of the field workers who help her clear the weeds from her cropland.
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(Quillabamba es la ciudad capital D. la Provincia D. La Convención e importante centro D. comercio D. las valles D. Lares y La Convención, las actividades principales son la producción D. coca, café, cacao y frutales.)
Lorenza tiene 65 años y tiene tres hijos, ella nació en la ciudad D. Urubamba provincia D. Urubamba (Cusco, Perú) pero ahora vive en la comunidad D. Chongona a 45 minutos D. la ciudad D. Quillabamba (La Convención, Cusco). Ella se dedica al cultivo D. café, cacao, achote y frutas. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para pagar los sueldos D. los peones que le ayudaran a limpiar la mala Hierba D. sus terrenos D. cultivos.

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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 $200 helped Lorenza to pay the field workers' salaries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012