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Sra. Maria is a member of the Communal Bank “Virgen de Las Mercedes” which is located in the District of Huayllabamba, Urubamba Province, Department of Cusco.

She is 40 years old, married, and has three children. Maria divides her time between her daily activities and her business of raising animals such as pigs. She also has a grocery store where she sells rice, sugar, noodles, and cookies. Through these businesses, Maria is able to move her children forward. She wants to expand and improve her business of raising animals, so she is requesting a loan to buy pigs. Maria also wants to keep her store in operation by purchasing rice, sugar, milk, and noodles in bulk.

She is happy with the loan and promises to complete her payments.

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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “VIRGEN DE LAS MERCEDES”; El banco está ubicado en el distrito de Huayllabamba, perteneciente a la provincia de Urubamba y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Maria; ella tiene 40 años de edad y es casada y tiene 3 hijos; La socia alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de crianza de animales como chanchos, la socia también se dedica al negocio de tienda de abarrotes como arroz, azúcar, fideos y galletas, por medio de estos negocios la socia saca adelante a sus hijos, la socia quiere ampliar y mejorar el negocio de crianza de animales. La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar chanchos y también para comprar productos para implementar la tienda de abarrotes como arroz, azúcar, leche y fideos al por mayor.

La socia está feliz por el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con los pagos de su cuota.

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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
  • 90
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,007,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria to buy merchandise for her store and pigs to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012