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This is our member, Natividad. She belongs to the Sol Naciente Communal Bank in the city of Cusco, Peru. She makes and sells craftwork for a living, mainly knitting things such as sweaters, scarves, gloves, etc. Natividad will use the loan she requested to pay for the education of her son, who is applying to attend university.

Natividad is very thankful to Kiva for allowing her to keep up her business and support her family.

She is thankful for the loan and promises to make her payments on time.
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Nuestra socia es la señora Natividad, ella pertenece al banco comunal “Sol Naciente” de la ciudad del Cusco - Perú, nuestra socia se dedica a la actividad del comercio de artesanías, principalmente a la elaboración de tejidos como chompas, chalinas, guantes etc, Natividad invertirá el préstamo solicitado para pagar la educación de su hijo quien está postulando a la universidad.
Natividad está muy agradecida con KIVA por permitirle mantenerse en su actividad y apoyando a su familia.
La socia agradece el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas de acuerdo al cronograma de pagos.

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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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 178
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Natividad pay for her son's education.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012