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Victoria is a member of the Juntos de la Mano (“Holding Hands”) Village Bank. She is 51 years old, married, and has five children, all of whom are now adults. Four of her five children are married and have children of their own, while her youngest daughter is still single.

Victoria runs a butcher shop in a rented space in Anta, a town about forty minutes outside of the city of Cusco. She works seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. She usually works alone, though sometimes her daughters help out. Victoria has sold meat for the past twenty years. She sells about 1500 soles (US$476) worth of meat each day, of which 80-100 soles (US$25-$32) is profit.

Victoria needs a loan of 1500 soles to buy beef, lamb, pork and alpaca meat. She has pledged to repay her Kiva loan on time and in full. Her goal for the future is to build a small barn in which to raise pigs and guinea pigs.

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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
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Victoria buy beef, lamb, pork and alpaca meat for her butcher shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2009
Apr 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009