Juana is 56 years old and married with two children. Both children are currently students. Her occupation is raising animals such as guinea pigs, chickens, and pigs that she eventually sells. She has a large pen next to her house where she keeps the animals. Every four or five months she sells the animals that she has raised and then purchases new ones. She is asking for a $600 loan to purchase more animals such as guinea pigs, chickens, and pigs and to buy food for them. Juana 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).