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Jessica is a member of the Communal Bank “Pro Desarrollo” (Pro Development). She lives in Pisac, which lies in Calca Province, Department of Cusco. Pisac is located 40 minutes away from the city. It is small town that inherited beautiful Incan structures, which is required sightseeing by all tourists who visit the city of Cusco.

Jessica is 34 years old, in a common law marriage, and has three children (ages 17, 7, and 5). She divides her time between her household activities and running her business. Jessica is an artisan and has a stand at the main square in Pisac. She sells jewelry and handicrafts made of alpaca wool. Jessica offers all types of items such as earring, necklaces, ornaments, key chains, scarves, ponchos, stuffed animals, ashtrays, wool caps, wine decanters, drinking glasses, and other products. She is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise and improve her sales.

Jessica is grateful for this opportunity and promises to complete her payments on time.

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Nuestra socia JESSICA, pertenecen al banco comunal “PRO DESARROLLO”, la socia vive en Pisac situado en la provincia de Calca departamento de Cusco, está a 40 minutos de la ciudad, es un pequeño pueblo heredero de unas bellas construcciones incas, aquí lugar obligado de paso para todo aquel turista que visita la ciudad del Cusco.

Nuestra socia tiene 34 años de edad, ella es conviviente, tiene 3 hijos de 17, 7 y 5 años de edad, la socia alterna sus actividades del hogar con el comercio, ella es artesana y tiene sus stand en la plaza principal de Pisac, ella vende artesanía y joyas en material de alpaca, vende todo tipo de artesanía, desde pendientes, collares, adornos, llaveros, chalinas hechas en lana de alpaca, ponchos de alpaca peluches, individuales, ceniceros, chullos (gorros de lana), porta vinos, vasos, y otros. La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar mayor mercadería y mejorar sus ventas.

La socia agradece y valora la oportunidad brindada mediante este medio, así mismo se compromete en cumplir con el pago de su deuda en el plazo establecido.

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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
  • 43
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,381,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Jessica purchase merchandise to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2010
Feb 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010