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Benita was born in the community of Mika, but she lives in the community of Viscochoni, thirty minutes from the city of Paucartambo (the community of Mika is located in the district of Colquepata in the province of Paucartambo, department in Cuzco, Peru). She is 75 years old, married and has six children.

Benita is an enterprising and hardworking woman who works in agriculture. She has various plots of farmland where she grows potatoes, corn, barley, and more. She takes her products to sell in the markets of the city of Cuzco.

A group of neighbors invited her to participate in the “Intipakareq” communal bank because she is a responsible and kind person. At this time, she needs the loan to buy manure, seeds and fertilizer. She is grateful to all of the people for the loan and committed to making her payments on time.
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Benita nació en la comunidad de Mika pero vive en la comunidad de Viscochoni a treinta minutos de la ciudad de Paucartambo. (La comunidad de Mika está localizada en el distrito de Colquepata dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo del departamento del Cusco, Perú). Ella tiene 75 años de edad, es casada y tiene seis hijos.
Benita es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que se dedica a la agricultura, ella tiene varios terrenos de cultivo donde siembra papa, maíz, cebada, tarwi y otras cosas más, ella lleva a vender sus productos a uno de los mercados de la ciudad del Cusco.

Un grupo de vecinas le invitaron a participar del banco comunal “Intipakareq” porque es una persona responsable y amable. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar abono, semillas y fertilizantes. 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).

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 178
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Benita to buy manure, fertilizer and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013