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Quillabamba is the capital city of La Convención province and an important commerce center in the Lares and La Convención valleys. The main economic activity is production of coca, coffee, cacao, and fruit.

Florencia is 53-years-old and has two children. She was born in Cusco (Peru), but no now lives in the community called Papel Pata 45 minutes away from the city of Quillabamba (La Convención, Cusco).

Since she was very young she has worked in agriculture. She grows fruit, cacao, and coffee and distributes them in the city of Quillabamba. She has been in this business for several years and it has been going very well for her thanks to the effort she puts into her work. At this time she needs the loan to buy fruit and for cacao plantations.
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(Quillabamba es la ciudad capital de la Provincia de La Convención e importante centro de comercio de las valles de Lares y La Convención, las actividades principales son la producción de coca, café, cacao y frutales.)
Florencia tiene 53 años de edad y tiene dos hijos, ella nació en la ciudad de Cusco (Perú) pero ahora vive en la comunidad de Papel Pata a 45 minutos de la ciudad de Quillabamba (La Convección, Cusco). Desde muy joven se dedico a la agricultura, ella cultiva frutas, cacao, café y los distribuye en la ciudad de Quillabamba. Ya son varios años que funciona el negocio y le está yendo muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar frutas y para plantaciones de cacao.

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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
  • 120
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,164,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Florencia to buy fruit and for cacao plantations.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012