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Serapio was born in the small town of Yanahuara, in the province of Urubamba, department of Cusco, and he lives where he was born. He is 35 years old and married, and has six children from this beautiful relationship.

Serapio is a bricklayer and he builds houses, streets, and other things. He has had this business for several years now and it is going excellently for him, thanks to the effort he puts into his work.

Serapio needs the loan to increase the amount necessary to buy a plot of land so later he can build a house.

Serapio belongs to San Martín de Yanahuara Communal Bank of Asociación Arariwa in the department of Cusco.
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El socio Serapio nació en el centro poblado menor de Yanahuara de la provincia de Urubamba del departamento del Cusco y vive donde nació, él tiene 35 años de edad y es casado y fruto de esta hermosa relación tiene seis hijos. El socio Serapio es albañil y se dedica a la construcción de casas, calles y otras cosas más. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va excelente gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. El socio Serapio requiere el préstamo para aumentar la cuota que necesita para comprar un terreno para que después pueda construir una casa.

El socio Serapio pertenece al banco comunal “San Martin de Yanahuara” de la Asociación Arariwa del departamento del Cusco.

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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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Serapio to buy a plot of land to build a house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2012
May 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012