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Update on Hilda

Hilda is 48 years old and married with four children between the ages of 19 and 29. Two of her children live separately from her while the other two still live with her while they attend a university.

Hilda's occupation is selling crafts such as handmade dolls, leather and textile wallets, and pencil and cosmetic cases. Although Hilda buys most of the handicrafts from local artisans in Cusco, she produces the dolls herself. The dolls wear traditional Peruvian costumes handmade from old blankets, which feature a variety of colorful woven designs. Hilda has been selling these products for about nine years. While she used to sell the crafts in Cusco, she now sells exclusively in Lima and Bolivia.

Hilda is requesting a loan in order to buy materials such as old blankets, cotton and fabric to produce her handmade dolls. She hopes that in addition to continuing her sales in Lima and Bolivia, she will be able to open a shop selling handicrafts in Cusco.

Hilda is a member of the village bank Los Diamantes in Cusco, which is receiving its sixteenth loan.

Previous Loan Details

Hilda is 47 years old and married with four children. Two of her children live separately from her while the other two still live with her while they attend University and high school. Hilda's occupation is selling crafts such as handmade satchels, blankets, and hats in various places around the ... More from Hilda'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
  • 130
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,907,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Hilda to buy old blankets, cotton and fabric to make handmade dolls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012