Natalia is 40 years old and single. She has been running a small convenience store in her house for about six years. She is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise such as champagne, stuffed animals, oil, and rice. She is grateful for the opportunity to invest in her business and hopes that her business will continue to be successful in the future.
Natalia is a member of the village bank "Los Hijos de Qolquewasi" in Cusco, which is receiving its 18th loan from Asociación Arariwa.
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).