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Lorenza
Lorenza is a native member of the rural community of Ccolcca, in the province of Quispicanchi-Ocongate, which is located 3,900 meters above sea level. It is 4 hours by bus from the city of Cusco, Peru.

She is 41 years old, married, with 3 children who are 19, 18 and 14 years old. She earns a living by farming (she grows potatoes, peas and other vegetables) and raising animals (she buys cows for milking and fattens them up). She sells her vegetables and products at the local market. She walks for one hour from her village to a bridge that connects the area with another village, where she can use public transportation to get to the town of Ocongate.

She is grateful for the loan—she knows very well that her community does not have easy access to a financial institution—and she is committed to using the loan in a good way and making the established payments.
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La sra. Lorenza, es natural de la comunidad campesina de Ccolcca, provincia de Quispicanchi – Ocongate; situada a 3, 900 m.s.n.m, esta a 4 horas en bus de la ciudad del Cusco.

Lorenza tiene 41 años de edad, es casada y tiene 3 hijos de 19, 18, 14 años, la socia se dedica a la agricultura (cultivo de papa, habas, verduras) y a la ganaderías (compra de vacas lecheras y engorde de las mismas), Ella también vende verduras y sus productos en el mercado local; ella camina 1 hora desde su comunidad hasta un puente que conecta su comunidad con otro poblado, dónde ella puede tomar un trasporte local y así dirigirse a la pueblo de Ocongate.

Esta socia agradece el préstamo otorgado, ella sabe muy bien que su comunidad no tiene libre acceso a una banca financiera, por lo que se compromete a hacer buen uso de ese préstamo y cumplir con los pagos establecidos.

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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
  • 68
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Lorenza cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 9, 2009
Listed
Mar 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2009