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Update on Elena

The member belongs to the “Virgen Asunta de Rasca” communal bank located in Cusco District belonging to Cusco Province and Cusco Department.

Elena is the member. She alternates her daily chores with the business of selling potatoes. She has a stand in one of the city of Cusco’s markets. She works every day selling her merchandise to her customers that request it. She is a responsible person and this is the way she moves her family forward. She wants to enlarge the potato selling business.

She is asking for the loan to buy more potatoes for her business. She is happy about the loan and commits to make her installment payments.
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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “VIRGEN ASUNTA DE RACSA”; El banco está ubicado en el distrito de Cusco, perteneciente a la provincia de Cusco, y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Elena;La socia alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de venta de papa, ella tiene un puesto en uno de los mercados de la ciudad del Cusco, la socia trabaja todos los dias vendiendo su mercaderia a sus clientes que le solicitan,la socia es una persona responsable siendo de esta manera que la socia saca adelante a su familia,la socia quiere ampliar el negocio de venta de papa.

La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar mas mercaderia de papa para su negocio.

La socia está feliz por el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con los pagos de su cuota.

Previous Loan Details

Introducing Elena, a member of “VIRGEN ASUNTA DE RACSA” a communal bank located in the Cusco district, province and department. Elena is 60 years old, she is single and has 2 children. She alternates her daily chores with retail activity: she sells potatoes and she has a stall in Huancaro,in t... More from Elena'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
  • 159
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,197,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Elena to buy more potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Elena. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2011. Learn More