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Felicitas Hermelinda

Update on Felicitas Hermelinda

The group member is Felicitas. She continues with her economic activity of handmade crafts, principally selling woven elements and jewelry. She sells them in a stall in the crafts market in her city. Felicitas at this time is asking for a loan in order to capitalize her work and to purchase merchandise like sweaters, scarves, gloves, hats, and some silver jewelry like earings and necklaces. Felicitas is very grateful for KIVA's help, which allows her to strengthen her economic activity and to offer a better quality of life for her family and to maintain herself. She belongs to the communal bank "El Templo del Inca" or "The Incan's Temple" in the city of Cusco, Perú.
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La socia es la señora Felicitas, ella continúa con su actividad económica de la artesanía, en la venta principalmente de elementos tejidos y joyería, los cuales comercializa en un puesto de un centro artesanal de la ciudad. Felicitas en esta oportunidad está solicitando el préstamo para capitalizar actividad y comprar mercadería como chompas, bufandas, guantes, gorros y algunas joyas en plata como aretes y collares. Felicitas está muy agradecida con la ayuda de KIVA, por ayudarla a fortalecer su actividad económica la cual le permite ofrecer una mejor calidad de vida a su familia y en el mantenimiento de la misma. La socia pertenece al banco comunal “El Templo del Inca”; de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú.

Previous Loan Details

Felicitas is 43 years old. She was born in the city of Cusco and she currently lives together with her husband and five children in Wanchaq district, in Cusco province. Felicita's business is selling handicrafts: costume jewelry, jewelry, silverwork and knitted items. She has a small sales s... More from Felicitas Hermelinda'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
  • 179
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Felicitas Hermelinda to purchase merchandise like sweaters, scarves, gloves, hats, and some silver jewelry like earings and necklaces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2012
Oct 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Felicitas Hermelinda. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2011. Learn More