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Update on Sergio

This is Sergio. He is a member of the Communal Bank “Señor de Los Temblores II” which is located in the city of Cusco, Peru. He continues with his business of providing taxi services. Sergio needs to maintain his vehicle, so he is requesting a loan in order to buy a few necessary accessories such as gas filters, air filters, motor oil, and other items.

Sergio’s greatest wish is to save money toward the purchase of a new vehicle so that he can replace the one he has. This will enable him to provide more comfortable conditions for his family and a better education for his children. He is grateful to Kiva for helping him develop and maintain his business activity.

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El socio es el señor Sergio, él pertenece al banco comunal “Señor de los Temblores II” de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú. Sergio continúa con su actividad económica prestando servicio de taxi. Sergio necesita dar mantenimiento a su vehículo y para eso él está solicitando su préstamo, tiene que comprar algunos accesorios como filtro de gasolina, filtro de aire, aceite lubricante entre otros.
El gran sueño de Sergio es ahorrar y comprar un nuevo vehículo para renovar el que ya tiene y que le permita ofrecer a su familia mejores comodidades y mejor educación a sus hijos.
Sergio agradece a KIVA por permitirle desarrollarse y mantenerse en su actividad económica.

Previous Loan Details

Sergio is 49 years old, married, and has two children. He was born in Cusco, Peru, and for a long time he has been providing a taxi service. This line of work is very self-sacrificing as it requires long hours of work every day, and of course the wear and tear on the vehicle. At this opportuni... More from Sergio's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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

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
  • 95
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sergio to buy gas filters, air filters, motor oil, and other items for his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sergio. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More