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A loan of $300 helped to pay off her student loans.


Martha's story

Martha is a client of Asociación Arariwa, a Kiva partner. She is part of a communal bank consisting of 26 members in Cusco. The group is called El Amanecer, which means daybreak in Spanish. She is from Sicuani and lives in Cusco. She is 31 years old and single.

Martha has worked as an early-education teacher for the past six years. There are 20 children in her class who speak a Peruvian language called Quechua. The school is in Quispicanchis. She studied for five years to be a teacher and is getting her masters in education currently, for which she will pay 3,000 soles in total. She will use this loan to pay off her student loan of 650 soles.

Martha appreciates and thanks you for the loan and promises to pay the monthly payments on time.



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