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Update on Petrona

Petrona continues to sell typical food (fried chicken, fried trout, chicken with noodles, stuffed peppers, sheep's head soup, adobo (spicy pork), fried chops, huancaína potatoes, huacho lima beans, chiriuchu (a dish made from corn tortilla, chicken, toasted corn, pork sausage, cheese and baked guinea pig), and others. She has had these businesses for several years, and it is going very well for her.

On this occasion Petrona needs the loan to buy supplies (sacks of rice, sacks of sugar, cooking oil, vegetables, and other things) in order to prepare more food dishes.

Petrona is a member of the "Los Girasoles de Rumichaca Baja" communal bank, made up of members who live in the Rumichaca Baja settlement, where they carry on their business activities.
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Petrona continua con la venta de comida típica (pollo frito, trucha frita, tallarín con pollo, rocoto relleno, caldo de cabeza, adobo, chuleta frita, papa a la huancaína, habas hucho, chiriuchu y otras más). Ya son varios años que se dedica a los negocios y le va muy bien. Petrona en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar insumos (sacos de arroz, sacos de azúcar, aceite, verduras y otras cosas) para preparar más platos de comida. Petrona es integrante del grupo “Los Girasoles de Rumichaca Baja” lo conforman socios que viven en el poblado de Rumichaca Baja y donde realizan sus actividades económicas.

Previous Loan Details

Petrona was born in Puno department, but currently she resides in the settlement of Rumichaca Baja. This village is located in the district of Urubamba, in Urubamba province, in Cusco department, Peru. Petrona is 53, married, and has eight children. She sells traditional food in one of the mos... More from Petrona'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

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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
  • 103
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,002,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Petrona to buy sacks of rice, sacks of sugar, cooking oil, vegetables, and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013