Mrs. Asunta was born in the city of Calca but lives in the Jajahuana community (this community is located in the Challabamba district, within the Paucartambo province and Cusco department, Perú). She is 58 years old, married and has six children. She belongs to Santa Isabel of Jajahuana Communal Bank and their main economic activities are agriculture and livestock.
Asunta plants and cultivates corn, potatoes, barley, wheat and other dry products. She takes these dry products to sell in the cities of Challabamba and Cusco where she distributes them to the different wholesale markets in those cities. At this time, Asunta needs a loan to buy seeds and fertilizers for her farmland. She's happy about the loan and pledges to make her payments punctually.
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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).