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Adela was born in the village of Mika, but she lives in the village of Sayllapata, thirty minutes away from Paucartambo. (The village of Mika is located in the district of Colquepata, in the province of Paucartambo in the department of Cusco, Peru.) She is 24 years old and married with one son, Hulver, who is three years old.

Adela is an enterprising and hardworking woman who makes a living in agriculture, livestock, artisan crafts and raising small animals. She has a small workshop in her home where she makes various types of knitted items, such as sweaters, scarves, and rugs. She sells her artisan crafts in various cities, such as Cusco and Huancarani. Her dream is to export her products to other countries, but she would also like to open a poultry shop.

A group of neighbors invited her to participate in the "Intipakareq" communal bank because she is a happy and responsible person. On this occasion, she needs a loan to buy working material, such as alpaca and sheep wool. She is grateful to everyone for this loan and she is committed to paying her installments on time.
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Adela nació en la comunidad de Mika pero vive en la comunidad de Sayllapata a treinta minutos de Paucartambo a pie de carretera. (La comunidad de Mika está localizada en el distrito de Colquepata dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo del departamento del Cusco, Perú). Ella tiene 24 años de edad, es casada y tiene un hijo (Hulver de tres años de edad).

Adela es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que se dedica a la agricultura, ganadería, artesanía y crianza de animales menores, ella tiene un pequeño taller en su domicilio donde elabora diferentes tipos de tejidos como por ejemplo chompas, chalinas y pasadizos, ella lleva a vender su artesanía a diferentes ciudades como Cusco y Huancarani. Su sueño es exportar su sus productos a diferentes países pero también desea abrir una pollería.
Un grupo de vecinas le invitaron a participar del banco comunal “Intipakareq” porque es una persona responsable y alegre. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar materiales de trabajo como por ejemplo lana de alpaca y de oveja. Agradece a todas las personas por el préstamo pues se compromete a pagar puntual sus cuotas.

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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
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,945,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Adela to buy working material, such as alpaca and sheep wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013