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Leonor Gioconda

Update on Leonor Gioconda

Leonor’s married and the mother of three children. She used to sell textile crafts but she’s changed her line of work. Now, she sells women’s clothes directly to customer order.

Leonor is asking for the loan to buy merchandise like dresses and accessories like purses, belts and scarves to capitalize the business and fill customer orders.

She is very grateful to Kiva for helping her strengthen her activity and for making it possible for her to provide her children who are school age with a better education. Leonor belongs to the “Kukuli” communal bank in the city of Cusco, Peru.
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La socia es la señora Leonor, casada y madre de 3 niños, la socia antes se dedicaba a la comercialización de Artesanías en tejidos, pero ahora ha cambiado de rubro, ahora se dedica a la comercialización de ropa para damas, actividad que realiza de manera directa y a solicitud de su clientela.
Leonor solicita el préstamo para comprar mercadería como vestidos y accesorios como carteras, correas y bufandas, para capitalizar su negocio y cumplir con las solicitudes de sus clientas.
La socia está muy agradecida con KIVA por ayudarla en el fortalecimiento de su actividad y por permitirle procurarles una mejor educación a sus hijos los cuales están en edad escolar. Leonor pertenece al banco comunal “KUKULI” de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú.

Previous Loan Details

Leonor was born in the Province and Department of Cusco. She is 35 years old, married, and has three children. Leonor is a homemaker and divides her time between her household activities and making crafts. She says that her husband’s family has a craft business and she began working there... More from Leonor Gioconda's previous loan »

Additional Information

Important Information

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 156
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,197,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Leonor Gioconda to buy merchandise like dresses and accessories like purses and belts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Leonor Gioconda. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2011. Learn More