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Marilu was born in Gamitana (this town is located in the Las Piedras district, within the Tambopata province and Madre de Dios, Perú department). Marilu lives in Gamitana, where her daily and financial activities include her household and business of buying and selling lumber. Her husband is a lumberjack and also a carpenter. They need this loan to buy supplies such as carpenter’s glue, sandpaper, and other things. Marilu is a member of the “Nuevo Amanecer de Gamitana” (New Dawn in Gamitana) group, made up of 16 members who live in the Gamitana community within the Peruvian jungle.
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Marilu nació en la comunidad de Gamitana (Este pueblo se localiza en el distrito de Las Piedras, provincia de Tambopata y departamento de Madre De Dios, Perú.), Marilu vive en la ciudad de Gamitana donde realiza sus actividades cotidianas y económicas, ella alterna sus actividades del hogar con el negocio de compra y venta de madera. Su esposo de Marilu es cortador de madera y también es carpintero y en esta oportunidad requieren el préstamo para comprar materiales como por ejemplo cola de carpintero, lijar y otras cosas más. Marilu es integrante del grupo “Nuevo Amanecer de Gamitana” lo conforman 16 socios que viven en el Comunidad de Gamitana en la selva del Perú.

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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
  • 98
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,948,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Marilu to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012