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Rosalia was born in the city of Puno. She is 39 years old and lives in the beautiful city of Pilcopata with her six children and they are very happy. She is a single mother and so despite adversity she is bringing up her children through struggles and dedication.

Her main financial activity is selling breakfast as a traveling vendor, for example apple juice, quinoa, maca (relative of the radish) mate (traditional beverage) bread with cheese, bread with avocados, cakes and pastries. She has been working in this business for several years and is doing well thanks to the effort she puts into her work.

She belongs to the communal bank Kusacha de Pilcopata and at this time she is requesting a loan to buy more supplies such as apples, quinoa, milk, breads, cheese, avocados, and maca in order to increase her working capital in this field. She is grateful and appreciates the loan agreeing to comply with the monthly payments responsibly.

The village of Pilcopata is known for its trade in forest products, as well as for accommodations and restaurants. It is the point of entry to the Manu National Park.
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Rosalia nació en la ciudad Puno y tiene 39 años de edad, ella vive en la hermosa ciudad de Pilcopata junto con sus seis hijos y son muy felices, ella es madre soltera pues a pesar de la adversidad saca adelante a sus hijos con mucho esfuerzo y dedicación pues su actividad económica principal es la venta de desayunos de forma ambulatoria como por ejemplo jugos de manzana, quinua, maca, mates, pan con queso, pan con palta, tortas y pasteles. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Kusacha de Pilcopata” y esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar más insumos como manzanas, quinua, leche, panes, queso, palta, maca y así aumentar su capital de trabajo en este rubro. Agradece y valora el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas mensuales con mucha responsabilidad. (El poblado de Pilcopata se destaca por el comercio de productos de la selva, así como servicios de alojamiento y restaurantes. Punto de ingreso al Parque Nacional del Manu.)

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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
  • 113
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,072,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Rosalia to buy supplies such as apples, quinoa, milk, breads, cheese, avocados and maca.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013