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Asunta is 50 years old and was born in the city of Paucartambo, in Cusco department. (Paucartambo is three hours from the city of Cusco). Asunta currently lives in the city of Calca. She is married and has three children from her marriage. (The city of Calca is noted for its beautiful countryside and for the fact that tourism, livestock raising and farming are common in this area). Asunta is a member of Asociación Arariwa's "Clorinda Matto de Turner" community bank.

Asunta's business is buying and selling corn. She buys corn from different places such as Calca, Urubamba and Lares. She uses the corn to make 'jora' (malted corn) to sell to her neighbors or fellow group members whose main business activity is making 'chicha de jora' (a corn-based drink). She has been in this business for 15 years and is doing very well thanks to the determination with which she carries out her work. On this occasion, Asunta needs her loan to buy corn. She is a hard-working woman whose dream is to help her children become professionals.
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La socia Asunta nació en la ciudad de Paucartambo del departamento del Cusco y tiene 50 años edad. (Paucartambo se encuentra a 3 horas de la ciudad del Cusco). Actualmente, ella vive en la ciudad de Calca y está casada y fruto de esta unión tiene tres hijos. (La ciudad de Calca caracteriza por tener hermosos paisajes por ser una zona turística, ganadera y agrícola). Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Clorinda Matto de Turner” de la Asociación Arariwa.

La socia Asunta se dedica a la compra y venta de maíz, ella comprar maíz de diferentes lugares como por ejemplo de Calca, Urubamba y Lares. Ella con el maíz elabora jora de maíz para vender a sus vecinas o compañeras del banco comunal que tienen como actividad principal hacer Chicha de Jora. Ya son 15 años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que realiza en su trabajo. En esta oportunidad la socia Asunta requiere el préstamo para comprar maíz. Asunta es una mujer luchadora y su sueño sacar profesional a sus hijos.

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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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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 97
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Asunta to buy corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012