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Florencia 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.

Florencia is 37 years old, married, and has four children of whom three are independent and have their own families. She lives with her youngest child, who is 9 years old. Florencia divides her time between her household activities (such as caring for, feeding, and protecting her son) and running her business. She sells handicrafts from a stand at the main square in Pisac. She takes advantage of the summers in the neighboring country of Chile and brings back handicrafts made over there. Her husband manages a pharmacy, which is a family business where she also works. Florencia is requesting a loan to reinvest in her handicraft business.

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

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Nuestra socia FLORENCIA, 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 44 años de edad, ella es casada y tiene 4 hijos de los cuales tres son independientes, tienes sus hogares y la socia vive con el menor de sus hijos de 9 años de edad, la socia alterna sus actividades del hogar que son el cuidado, alimento y protección de su menor hijo con el comercio, Nuestra socia vende artesanía en un stand de la plaza principal de Pisac, ella aprovecha los veranos en el país vecino de Chile y lleva artesanía hasta ese país, su esposo tiene una botica en nuestra socia también colabora con el negocio familiar de su esposo, La socia solicita el préstamo para reinvertir en su negocio de artesanía.

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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  • $64,489,150
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Florencia operating capital for her handicraft business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2010
Feb 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010