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The member is Señora Aqueda, she is 74 years old, and married with four adult children. She makes a living through making and selling woven cloth like blankets and tapestries, but she also sells "maiz para jora" (a type of yellow corn) which is the main ingredient for making "chicha de jora" (a traditional alcoholic drink). Agueda has done this work for many years, and it has allowed her to get her family ahead in life and it now provides her with the financial means to live.

This time Agueda is asking for the loan in order to buy alpaca and sheep wool to make her woven cloth. For this reason she is very grateful to Kiva, and for helping her to keep her work. She promises to complete the payments on time. Agueda belongs to the communal bank "Patrón Salvador del Mundo" in the district of San Salvador in the province of Calca in Cusco, Perú.
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La socia es la señora Agueda, ella tiene 74 años de edad, casada con 4 hijos adultos, la socia se dedica a la confección y venta de tejidos como mantas y tapices, pero también comercializa maíz para jora, que es el principal insumo para la elaboración de la chicha de jora, Agueda realiza este trabajo hace muchos años y esta le ha permitido sacar adelante a su familia y ahora le proporciona los medios económicos para vivir. Agueda en esta oportunidad está solicitando el préstamo para comprar lanas de alpaca y oveja para la elaboración de sus tejidos, por ello la socia está muy agradecida con KIVA, por ayudarla a mantenerse en su actividad, la socia se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas puntualmente. Agueda pertenece al banco comunal “Patrón Salvador del Mundo” del distrito de San Salvador de la provincia de Calca en Cusco – Perú.

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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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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 55
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,541,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Agueda to buy corn for making chicha and wool for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013