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Valentina was born in the city of Ollantaytambo (an Inca archeological site, capital of the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, situated in the south of Peru some 90 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco).

Valentina is 48 years old and married, with three children as a result of this relationship. She lives in the city of Aguas Calientes where she carries out her work. She sells different types of arts and crafts in the artisan market, such as bags, alpaca sweaters, and other things. It has already been 14 years that she has been selling handicrafts and it is going very well for her thanks to the effort she puts into her work.

This time Valentina needs the loan to buy more merchandise such as, for example, alpaca sweaters, briefcases, and other things.

Valentina is a member of the Siempre Adelante group made up of 12 members who live in the city of Ollantaytambo, where they carry out their economic activities.
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Valentina nació en la ciudad de Ollantaytambo (Sitio arqueológico incaico, capital del Distrito de Ollantaytambo (Provincia de Urubamba), situado al sur del Perú, a unos 90 km al noroeste de la ciudad del Cuzco.).

Valentina tiene 48 años edad y es casada y fruto de esta unión tiene tres hijos, ella vive en la ciudad de Aguas Calientes y donde realiza sus actividades económicas, ella vende en el mercado de artesanos diferentes tipo de artesanía como por bolsos, chompas de alpacas y otras cosas más. Ya son 14 años que se dedica a la venta de artesanía y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo.

En esta oportunidad Valentina requiere el préstamo para comprar más mercadería como por ejemplo chompas de lana de alpaca, maletas y otras cosas.

Valentina es integrante del grupo “Siempre Adelante” lo conforman 12 socios que viven en la ciudad de Ollantaytambo y donde realizan sus actividades económicas.

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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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 175
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,193,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Valentina to buy handicrafts such as bags, alpaca sweaters, and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012