Update on PaulinaThe member, Pauline, buys and sells dried grain such as broad beans, kidney beans, different kinds of corn, peas, barley, wheat and other cereals. The member also sells corn for sowing. On this occasion, the member would like to invest the loan in the purchase of corn which she will sell for sowing, and also dried cereals and grains which she will sell at her stand. The member wants to continue to develop economically in order to provide her children with a good quality of life. With the income achieved from her sales, the member has bought her own small plot of land and built her home with her spouse. The member wants to invest the loan in the purchase of corn and grain to improve her business.
Previous Loan DetailsPaulina, 37, is a member of the “Señor de Tayancani” communal bank. She lives in Ocongate District in Quispicanchis Province, Cusco Department. She is married and has six children. She alternates her daily chores with being a dry grain merchant. She buys various strains of corn at wholesale... More from Paulina's previous loan »
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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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