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Felicitas was born in the community of Jajahuana and still lives there. The community of Jajahuana is located in the District of Challabamba in Paucartambo Province, Department of Cusco, Peru.

Felicitas is 36 years old and must be both father and mother to her three children. She is an enterprising and hardworking woman who tries to help her children get ahead. Her main business activity is selling dried products such as corn, barley, wheat, and other items. She takes the dried products to the city of Pilcopata to sell and then returns with fruits such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, cocona fruit, starfruit, as well as coca leaves, annatto, and other items.

Felicitas is taking this opportunity to request a loan so that she can buy more fruit to increase her business capital.

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Felicitas nació en la comunidad de Jajahuana y vive en la misma comunidad donde nació. (La comunidad de Jajahuana está ubicado en el distrito de Challabamba dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo del departamento del Cusco, Perú). Ella tiene 36 años y es padre y madre para sus tres hijos. Ella es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que saca adelante a sus hijos y su actividad económica principal es la venta de productos secos como maíz, cebada, trigo y otros productos. Ella lleva a vender sus productos secos a la ciudad de Pilcopata y cuando regresa trae fruta como plátanos, naranjas, piñas, cocona, carambola, coca, achote y otros. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar más frutas y poder incrementar su capital de negocio.

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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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 102
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,002,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Felicitas to buy more fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013