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The member MARIA is a native of the Piñipampa area in the Cusco department. She is located 40 minutes from the same city.

Our member is 34 years old and is a single mother. She has 2 children and alternates her work in the home with manufacturing. This area is known in Spanish as the area of the piñis, these are small seeds from different trees that are dried and are made into various adornments. They are small and almost always used to make embroidered figures on clothing. The member alternates her home activities with the production of handmade tiles, for this reason our member needs the loan to be able to purchase materials to continue with her home-made items.

The member graciously gives thanks for the support that she is given by this means and she promises to complete the payment of her loan in the scheduled period.
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La socia MARIA, es natural de la zona de piñipampa en el departamento del Cusco, está situado a 40 minutos de la misma ciudad.

Nuestra socia tiene 34 años de edad y es madre soltera, tiene 2 hijos y alterna sus labores del hogar con la manufactura; Esta zona es conocida en castellano como lugar de los piñis, estos son pequeñas semillas de diferentes árboles que los secas y fabrican diversos adornos, son pequeños y casi siempre los utilizan para hacer figuras bordadas sobre las vestimentas, la socia alterna sus actividades del hogar con la elaboración de tejas artesanales, para lo que nuestra socia requiere el préstamo para poder comprar materiales para continuar con su fabricación casera.

La socia agradece gentilmente el apoyo que le prestan mediante este medio y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de su préstamo en el plazo programado.

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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
  • 44
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria purchase of materials to produce hand-made tiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2009
Jun 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009