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Update on Gregoria

Gregoria continues to run her business making and selling “chicha de jora” (a traditional fermented beverage made of corn). She has a small eatery where she works from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thanks to this business, she is able to support her family. Her dream is to improve her eatery (Establishing an area where the chicha de jora is dispensed.) She is asking for this loan to buy ingredients for the preparation of chicha de jora and frutillada (a variation on chicha that uses fresh strawberries for flavoring), such as corn, sugar, and yeast. She is happy for the loan and promises that she will make her payments on time.
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Gregoria continúa en el negocio de elaboración y venta de chicha de jora. Ella tiene una pequeña picantería donde trabaja desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 5:00 p.m. Por medio de este negocio saca adelante a su familia. Su sueño es ampliar y mejorar el negocio de picantería (Estableciendo donde se expende chicha de jora). Solicita el crédito para comprar insumos para preparar chicha de jora y frutillada como: maíz, azúcar y levadura. Está feliz por el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con los pagos de su cuota.

Previous Loan Details

Gregoria lives in the historic city of Cusco, which is in the Department of Cusco, Peru. She prepares and sells “ chicha de jora ” (a beverage made of corn). Gregoria has a small eatery that is open from 11am until 9pm where she sells the rich tasting “chicha” and fruit smoothies. She says tha... More from Gregoria'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).

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 178
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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 Gregoria to buy corn, sugar, and yeast.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013