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Update on Paulina

Paulina continues working as a tarwi [lupin] merchant; she buys it at wholesale, soaks it and then resells it. On this occasion she wants to use the loan to buy tarwi at wholesale to continue with her business and thus continue to make progress so that in the future she can live comfortably off her savings. She requests the loan to buy tarwi.
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La socia Pualina, continua con su negocio de compra y venta de tarwi, la socia compra al por mayor y lo hace remojar y despues lo vende; la socia en esta ocasión desea invertir el prestamo en la compra de tarwi al por mayor para continuar con su negocio y de este modo seguir prosperando para a futuro viiver tranquila de sus ahorros. La socia solicita el prestamo para invertir en la compra de tarwi.

Previous Loan Details

Paulina is part of the Villa Rayanniyoc community bank, is 56 and has five children. Her main income comes from selling grains such as quinua and tarwi as well as vegetables. She takes the products from her rural village to the cities of Cusco, Calca and Urubamba. She needs the loan to purchase... More from Paulina's previous loan »

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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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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 112
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,072,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Paulina to buy tarwi [lupin].
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012