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Update on Isabel

This borrower is Sra. Isabel. She is a member of the Communal Bank “Los Lideres” (The Leaders), which is located in the city of Cusco, Peru. Isabel continues her activities, including her job as a school administrator in the city. She also continues to make handicrafts, mainly embroideries that have elements of religious imagery.

Isabel is requesting a loan so that she can buy materials such as fabrics, gold thread, accessories, and lace. She is very grateful to Kiva for enabling her to continue her business, since it provides the main source of income for supporting her family.

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La socia es la señora Isabel, ella pertenece al banco “Los Lideres” de la ciudad del Cusco - Perú. La socia continúa con sus actividades como administrativa en un colegio de la ciudad y también continúa dedicándose a la artesanía, principalmente elaborando bordados para elementos de imaginería religiosa, Isabel está solicitando el préstamo para comprar materiales como telas, hilos dorados, accesorios y encajes. Isabel esta muy agradecida con KIVA por permitirle continuar con su actividad económica la cual representa el principal ingreso económico y sustento de su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Our partner is Isabel. She belongs to the communal bank Los Lideres (The Leaders) in the city of Cusco, Perú. She works as an administrator at a school in the city, but she is also dedicated to a parallel activity of no less importance: handicrafts, mainly the production of embroidered works. ... More from Isabel'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

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
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,945,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Isabel to buy fabrics, gold thread, accessories, and lace.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013