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Mercedes, 50, lives in the city of Pilcopata. She’s a hardworking, enterprising woman who is moving ahead. Her main economic activity is selling fruit and vegetables like bananas, papayas, pineapples, tomatoes, onions, carrots and others. She’s been a member of the “Chacoq” communal bank for several years and on this occasion needs the loan to buy vegetables like lettuce, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and others.

(The city of Pilcopata is the capital of Kosñipata District in the Province of Paucartambo in Cusco Department, Peru).
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Mercedes tiene 50 años de edad y vive en la ciudad de Pilcopata, ella es una persona trabajadora y emprendedora que sale adelante. Su actividad económica principal es la venta de frutas y verduras como por ejemplo plátanos, papayas, piñas, tomates, cebollas, zanahorias y otras cosas más. Desde hace varios años que pertenece al banco comunal “Chacoq” y en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar verduras como lechugas, cebollas, tomates, papa y otras.

(La ciudad de Pilcopata es la capital del distrito de Kosñipata dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo dentro del departamento de Cusco, Perú).

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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
  • 98
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mercedes to buy vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013