Valentina is 59 years old and married with six children. Five of her children live separately from her in Bolivia while one child still lives with her while finishing university. Valentina is the owner of a small convenience store that sells a variety of basic necessities. Additionally, she is very active in her community, planning events and organizing other activities.
Valentina is asking for a loan in order to pay for the university of her daughter who is living in Bolivia. She wants her daughter to get a strong education so that she can become a professional like her other children. She is committed to making all of the necessary loan payments on time.
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).