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The “Andres Avelino Caceres” communal bank is composed of responsible, hard-working people who are advancing their families. The majority of its members live in the city of Cusco where they also conduct their economic activities. Cusco is known for being a popular tourist and commercial zone, famous for its traditional “Inti Raymi” festival, and because nearby you'll find one of the 7 marvels of the world, “Machupicchu.”

Alejandrina is 53 years old and a widow, but she has 7 children. She was born in the district, province, and department of Cusco where she still lives. Alejandrina's principal economic activity is selling sweets at the door of a school in the city of Cusco, or on foot in the streets. In addition, Alejandrina sells products of primary necessity in her own little grocery store. She has been in this business for 4 years and it is going well for her.

On this occasion, Alejandrina needs a loan to pay for maintenance of her car.
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El banco comunal “Andrés Avelino Cáceres” está conformado por personas responsables y trabajadores que sacan adelante a su familia. La mayoría de los socios viven en la ciudad del Cusco y donde realizan sus actividades económicas. Cusco es conocido por ser una zona muy turística, comercial, por su fiesta tradicional del Inti Raymi y porque se encuentra una de las siete maravillas del mundo “Machupicchu”.

Alejandrina tiene 53 años de edad y es viuda pero tiene siete hijos, él nació en el distrito de Cusco de la provincia de Cusco departamento del Cusco y vive en la misma ciudad donde nació. Su actividad económica principal de Alejandrina es la venta de golosinas en la puerta de un colegio de la ciudad del Cusco ósea de forma ambulatoria. También, Alejandrina se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad en su propia tienda de abarrotes. Ya son cuatro años que se dedica al negocio y le va muy bien. En esta oportunidad Alejandrina requiere el préstamo para hacer mantenimiento del carro.

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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
  • 105
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,907,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Alejandrina to repair her car.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012