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Maria was born in the community of Cotañi and lives in the same community she was born in. (The community of Cotañi is located in the Huancarani administrative division in the Paucartambo province of the region of Cusco, Peru). She is 35 years old, married, and has seven children.

Maria is a hard-working, entrepreneurial woman who makes a living doing crafts. She has a small workshop in her home where she weaves products such as sweaters, scarves, and other things but she also works to produce looms.

A group of neighbors invited her to participate in the communal bank “Intipakareq” because she is a very responsible and friendly person. At this time, she requires a loan in order to buy work materials such as alpaca and sheep wool. She is grateful to everyone for the loan, and is committed to making her payments punctually.
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Maria nació en la comunidad de Cotañi y vive en la misma comunidad donde nació. (La comunidad de Cotañi está localizada en el distrito de Huancarani dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo del departamento del Cusco, Perú). Ella tiene 35 años de edad, es casada y tiene siete hijos.

Maria es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que se dedica a la artesanía, ella tiene un pequeño taller en su domicilio donde elabora tejidos como por ejemplo chompas, chalinas y otras cosas más pero también se dedica a la fabricación de telares.

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 materiales de trabajo como lana de alpaca y 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
  • 130
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,863,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Maria to buy work 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