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Update on Purificacion

The member is Purificacion; she works in agriculture and also in handicrafts. The member buys textiles and takes them to the village of Corao to sell. The member requests the loan to buy textiles and handicrafts to improve her financial situation. She buys alpaca wool, among others, and also makes sweaters by hand. She knows that tourism increases beginning in April, and she wants to be prepared to meet the demand.
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La socia es la Sra. Purificacion; continua trabajando con la agricultura y también en artesanía la socia compra textiles y los lleva a vender al poblado de Corao. La socia desea el crédito para invertir en la compra de textiles y artesanía asi mejorar economicamente, la socia compra lanas de alpaca entre otras y hace chompas tambiena mano; la socia sabe que el turismo se incrementara desde el mes de abril asi que desea estar preparada para cubrir la demanda.

Previous Loan Details

Purificacion belongs to the "Virgen Del Carmen De Yuncaypata" community bank located 30 minutes from the city of Cusco in a village called Yuncaypata. This is a typical village that maintains all of its pure Andean culture, and the entire community supports each other during the planting and harv... More from Purificacion'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
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,002,425
    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 Purificacion to buy textiles and wool to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Purificacion. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More