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Update on Sofia

Sofía is a member of the “Señor de los Temblores II” (Lord of Tremors II) communal bank in the city of Cusco, Peru. She’s a young, hardworking, devoted mother. She’s still selling food from place to place.

On this occasion, Sofía is requesting the loan to buy ingredients like rice, vegetables, meat, etc. to make her dishes. Sofía works a lot and sacrifices to pay for school for her children who are school age and this is why she’s very grateful to KIVA for making it possible for her to provide better education for her family.
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La socia es la señora Sofía, ella pertenece al banco “Señor de los Temblores II” de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú. La socia es una joven madre de familia muy trabajadora y sacrificada, ella continua dedicándose a la venta de comida de forma ambulatoria, Sofía en esta oportunidad está solicitando el préstamo para comprar insumos como arroz, verduras, carnes, etc. para elaborar sus alimentos, Sofía trabaja mucho y se sacrifica para pagarles la educación a sus hijos que están en edad escolar, y por ello la socia está muy agradecida con KIVA por permitirle dar una mejor educación a su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Sofia is 47 years old, married and has 7 children. Sofia's principal economic activity is selling meals in one of the city markets. She has been doing this for many years and has gained much experience in the food business. Sofia needs a loan very much to enhance her business and, thus, to be abl... More from Sofia's previous loan »

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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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 157
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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 $400 helped Sofia to buy ingredients like rice, meat and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sofia. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More