Martha T. is 77 years old and widowed. She has five children, one of whom still lives with her in her house. She works in agriculture and is the owner of a small farm, which is located up the hill from her house. She mainly produces corn to sell and sometimes other vegetables for her own consumption. She is asking for a $1,200 loan to purchase a new tractor and corn seeds. Martha is a very hardworking woman and 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).