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Luz Marina

Update on Luz Marina

Luz Marina continues to participate in the "Ricchary Runa" communal bank in the city of Cusco. Currently, Luz Marina continues to do massages in a private facility, and also does it on her own. She has been in this business for several years, and it is going very well.

Luz Marina pays her instalments on time, and had no problem with the previous loan; on the contrary, it went very well. Luz Marina needs the loan to maintain her house. Luz Marina is thankful for the opportunity she has been provided in this way, and is committed to making her instalment payments on time.
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Luz Marina sigue participando en el banco comunal “Ricchary Runa” de la Asociación Arariwa de la ciudad del Cusco. Actualmente, Luz Marina sigue dedicándose hacer masajes en una institución privada y tambien lo hace de forma particular. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien. Luz Marina paga puntual sus cuotas no tuvo ningún problema con el anterior crédito sino al contrario le fue muy bien.

Luz Marina requiere el préstamo para mantenimiento de su casa.

Luz Marina se encuentra agradecida por la oportunidad brindada mediante este medio y así mismo se compromete a cumplir con el pago correspondiente al cronograma.

Previous Loan Details

This community bank is called "Ricchary Runa"; the group meets every week in the afternoon in the Huanchac district, in the province and department of Cusco. Luz Marina lives with her partner and has three children. She is 35 and is a native of Cusco. She does housework and is also a masseuse. Sh... More from Luz Marina'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).

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,147,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Luz Marina to maintain her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Luz Marina. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2010. Learn More