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Martina was born in the community of Mika, and she lives in the same community where she was born. (The community of Mika is located in the district of Colquepata, within the province of Paucartambo, in the department of Cusco, Peru.) She is 50 years old, and she is married with five children.

Martina is an enterprising and hard-working woman who works as an artisan. She has a small workshop in her home where she creates weavings. She takes her products to the city of Chichero to sell. However, she also works in agriculture and sells food. She has various plots of land under cultivation where she grows potatoes, corn, barley, beans and other crops.

A group of women in her neighborhood invited her to participate in the “Intipakareq” communal bank because she is a responsible and agreeable person. On this occasion, she needs the loan to buy seeds, fertilizers and soil amendments. She is grateful to everyone for the loan, and she is committed to making her payments punctually.
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Martina nació en la comunidad de Mika y vive en la misma comunidad donde nació. (La comunidad de Mika está localizada en el distrito de Colquepata dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo del departamento del Cusco, Perú). Ella tiene 50 años de edad, es casada y tiene cinco hijos.

Martina es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que se dedica a la artesanía, ella tiene un pequeño taller en su domicilio donde elabora telares, ella lleva a vender sus productos a la ciudad de Chichero pero también se dedica a la agricultura y venta de comida, ella tiene varios terrenos de cultivos donde siembra papa, maíz, cebada, habas y otras cosas más.

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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,960,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

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