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Maria was born in the city of Quillabamba but currently lives in the city of Cusco. She is 47 years old and has a common-law relationship, from which she has two children.
She works in food sales and has a small restaurant that offers typical regional dishes as well as offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. She is a member of the communal bank "New Lord of Huanca" [Señor de Huanca - Nueva] in the Arariwa Association in the city of Cusco.
For this opportunity, she needs a loan to buy supplies such as bags of rice, bags of sugar, pasta, meat, vegetables and other items. She has dedicated six years to this business and it is going very well.
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Maria nació en la ciudad de Quillabamba pero actualmente vive en la ciudad del Cusco, ella tiene 47 años de edad y tiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene dos hijos.

Su actividad económica es la venta de comida y tiene un pequeño restaurante donde ofrece diferentes platos típicos de la región además preparara desayunos, almuerzos, y cenas, ella pertenece al banco comunal “Señor de Huanca - Nueva” de la Asociación Arariwa de la ciudad del Cusco y esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar insumos como por ejemplo sacos de arroz, sacos de azúcar, fideos, carne, verduras y otras cosas más. Ya son seis años que se dedica al negocio y le va muy bien.

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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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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 93
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Maria to purchase supplies such as bags of rice, bags of sugar, pasta, meat, vegetables and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013