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Benita was born in the city of Yanahoca (which is in Urubamba Province, in Cusco Department). Benita is 65 years old and is married; the fruits of this relationship are her five children.

For the last seven years, Benita has resided in the city of Cusco, and this is where she works. She works making "chicha D. jora" (a traditional corn liquor) and selling meals. She also has a second economic activity raising small animals, for example guinea pigs, chickens and hens. She has been doing this for several years, and it is going very well for her thanks to the persistence she brings to her work.

On this occasion, Benita is requesting the loan to buy more guinea pigs and chickens.

The "Comuzone IV" Communal Bank meets monthly in the city of Cusco (in Peru). Cusco is well-known for being an area with much tourism and commerce, for its traditional festival of Inti Raymi, and also because it is the location of Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world.
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Benita nació en la ciudad D. Yanahoca (provincia D. Urubamba, departamento del Cusco). Actualmente, Benita tiene 65 años D. edad, es casada y fruto D. esta unión tiene cinco hijos.

DesD. hace 7 años que Benita radica en la ciudad del Cusco y donD. desarrolla sus actividades, ella se dedica a elaboración D. chicha D. jora y a la venta D. comida, ella también tiene una segunda actividad económica que es la crianza D. animales menores como por ejemplo cuyes, pollos y gallinas. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. En esta oportunidad Benita requiere el préstamo para comprar más cuyes y pollos.

El Banco Comunal “Comuzone IV” se reúne cada treinta en la ciudad del Cusco (Perú). Cusco es conocido por ser una zona muy turística, comercial y por su fiesta tradicional del Inti Raymi y también porque se encuentra una D. las siete maravillas del mundo “Machupicchu”.

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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
  • 115
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  • $60,091,700
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  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Benita to buy more guinea pigs and chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012