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Our member, Zaragosa, is 53 years old. She is father and mother to her four children. She was born in the city of Accha (Paruro province) and lives in Cusco now. She has a kiosk in Cusco where she operates her snack business. She has owned the business for four years and says that it is doing very well because she's worked hard to make it successful.

Zaragosa is applying for a loan that she will use to stock her business with merchandise--cookies, candy, chocolates, gum, pastries, etc.--that she will resell.

Zaragosa is a member of the COMUZONE III community bank. She says that she is grateful for the loan and committed to repaying it in the agreed-upon time.
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La socia Zaragosa, tiene 53 años de edad, es madre y padre para sus cuatro hijos, ella nació en la ciudad del Accha (Provincia de Paruro) pero vive en la ciudad del Cusco, ella se dedica a la venta de golosinas en un pequeño kiosko en la ciudad del Cusco. Ya son cuatro años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo.

La socia Zaragosa solicita el préstamo para la compra de más golosinas como por ejemplo galletas, caramelos, chocolates, chicles, pasteles y otras cosas más.

La socia Zaragosa pertenece al banco comunal “COMUZONE III” y está feliz por el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con los pagos de su cuota.

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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
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,982,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Zaragosa to stock her retail business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012