Lilian has a business producing and selling plaster in a tranquil community located about 30 minutes outside the city of Cusco. Part of the fabrication process requires exposing the raw material to heat over a fire. The heat whitens the plaster and strengthens the properties that make it an ideal construction material.
Lilian is requesting a loan in order to purchase firewood so that she can produce more plaster. Lilian is a member of the village bank "Solidaridad - Cachimayo" which is located in the Southern Andean region of Peru. The bank is in its 17th cycle with 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).