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Faustina is 45 years old, and is married with five children. She was born in the city of Huasao, but currently lives in the city of Saylla. Faustina makes a living selling vegetables and raising small animals, such as pigs and guinea pigs. She has been working in this trade for several years, and she believes that business is going well because of all her hard work and dedication to her business and clients.

In addition to her retail business, Faustina also runs a small restaurant where she cooks up savory, traditional dishes, including roast guinea pig and other delicious options. She plans to use the support from this loan to purchase guinea pigs for her businesses.
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Faustina tiene 45 años de edad y es casada y fruto de esta hermosa relación tiene cinco hijos, ella nació en la ciudad de Huasao pero actualmente vive en la ciudad de Saylla. Su actividad económica principal de Faustina es la venta de verduras y la crianza de animales menores como cuyes y chanchos. Ya son varios años que se dedica al negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su labor. Faustina también tiene un pequeño restaurante donde vende cuyes al horno y otros platos típicos. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar cuyes.

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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
  • 174
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,197,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Faustina to purchase guinea pigs for resale at her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013