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Sofia is 62, married and has four children. She was born in the city of Juliaca and now lives in Cusco. There she conducts her business and other daily activities.

Sofia sells butifarras (a traditional Peruvian sandwich maD. from specially prepared pork, named locally the country’s ham). She sells her products in the doorway of her oldest daughter’s house. She has been engaged in this business for several years and it has been doing well thanks to the effort she puts into her work.

Sofia belongs to the “Ñahupacman Purisun” communal bank of Asociación Arariwa in Cusco. At this time she needs a loan to buy onions, bread, ham, tomatoes, hot peppers and other items.

Sofia is grateful for the opportunity provided her and is committed to making her payments on time.
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Sofia tiene 62 años, es casada y fruto D. esta unión tiene cuatro hijos. Sofia nació en la ciudad D. Juliaca y ahora radica en la ciudad del Cusco. En la ciudad del Cusco Sofia desarrolla sus actividades cotidianas y económicas.

Sofia se dedica a la venta D. butifarras (La butifarra es un sándwich típico D. la gastronomía del Perú en base a un preparado especial del chancho llamado localmente jamón del país.), ella venD. sus productos en la puerta D. su casa D. su hija mayor. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo.

Sofia pertenece al banco comunal “Ñahupacman Purisun” D. la Asociación Arariwa D. la ciudad del Cusco. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar cebolla, pan, jamón, tomates, rocoto y otras cosas más.

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

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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
  • 153
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,178,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Sofia to buy onion, bread, ham, tomatoes, hot peppers and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012