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Update on Rigia

Regia, 31, is married and has two children. She continues to sell crafts. She has a workshop where she does weaving, such as mantas (traditional hand-woven shawls), and other woven articles. She sells in the Handicrafts Center of Chinchero district. By means of this business, she is raising her children.

She wants to expand and improve her handicrafts business. She is applying for the loan to buy materials for making handicrafts, such as wool, looms, and dyes, and also to buy handicrafts at wholesale. She is happy about the loan and is committed to making her instalment payments.
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la socia Regia, tiene 31 años, es casada, tiene dos hijos,la socia se sigue dedicando al negocio de venta de artesania,ella tiene un taller donde elabora trabajos en telares,mantas y tejidos,ella vende en el centro artesanal del distrito de chinchero,la socia por medio de este negocio saca adelante a sus hijos,la socia quiere ampliar y mejorar el negocio de artesania. La socia solicita el credito para comprar materiales para hacer las artesanias como lanas,tejedores y tintes y tambien para comprar artesanias al por mayor.

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

Previous Loan Details

When we visited the Mateo Pumacahua Communal Bank, we spoke with a member named Rigia. She is 30 years old, married, and has two children (Fernando, who is 9, and Lía Regina, who is 18 months). They live in the city of Chinchero in the department of Cusco. Rigia works making traditional craft... More from Rigia's previous loan »

Additional Information

Important Information

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 105
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,068,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rigia to buy materials for making handicrafts, such as wool, looms, and dyes, and also to buy crafts at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rigia. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2010. Learn More