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The member is Bertha. She is 39 years old, single and lives in the district of Santiago in the city of Cusco. The member has a general store and she mainly sells products such as beer, soft drinks, and groceries. Bertha has grown a lot in this activity, so she is opening another general store to sell the same merchandise to meet the customer demand.

The member is very grateful to Kiva for helping her to develop her activity and she agrees to make her payments on time. Bertha belongs to the communal bank Rumbo al Éxito-Santiago in the city of Cusco, Perú.

Bertha hopes to continue growing entrepreneurially to buy a vehicle in order to distribute her products and in the future she hopes to become one of the main suppliers of the products which she sells.
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La socia es la señora Bertha, tiene 39 años de edad, es soltera y vive en el distrito de Santiago de la ciudad del Cusco, la socia tiene un almacén y se dedica al comercio de productos como cerveza, gaseosa y abarrotes en general. Bertha ha crecido mucho en esta actividad, por ello está abriendo otro almacén mas para comercializar los mismos productos y para cumplir con la demanda de sus clientes.
La socia está muy agradecida con KIVA por ayudarla a desarrollarse en su actividad y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas puntualmente. Bertha pertenece al banco comunal “Rumbo al Éxito-Santiago” de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú.
Bertha espera seguir creciendo empresarialmente comprar un vehículo para distribuir sus productos y en un futuro desea convertirse en una de las principales distribuidoras de los productos con los que comercia.

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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
  • 179
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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 $775 helped Bertha to open another general store to supply soft drinks, beer and groceries to meet the customer demand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 4, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013