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Mercedes Susy
Mercedes is a member of the Communal Bank “San José de Urubamba”. She lives in the Province of Urubamba, Department of Cusco.

Sra. Mercedes is 25 years old, in a common law marriage, and has two children. She is originally from Yucay. Mercedes sells food by bringing lunches to different construction sites to offer to the workers. Just recently she began buying and selling handicrafts. Mercedes joined a group of artisans who decided to start a business because they wanted to be independent. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy craft merchandise.

Mercedes says she is grateful and values the loan that has been provided. Therefore, she promises to complete her payments by the established deadlines.

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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “SAN JOSE DE URUBAMBA”; La socia vive en la provincia de Urubamba, departamento del Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Mercedes; ella tiene 25 años de edad y La socia es conviviente y tiene 2 hijos la socia es natural de Yucay; La socia comenzó con el comercio minorista, ella vende viandas (almuerzos en las diferentes obras de construcción a los obreros), Ahora último ella se está dedicando a la artesanía, a comprar y vender; Ella se ha unido a un grupo de artesanas para que pueda formalizar este negocio y así no la molesten. La socia solicita el préstamo para compra mercadería artesanal.

La socia valora y agradece el préstamo otorgado y de este modo se compromete en cumplir con las cuotas 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
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mercedes Susy purchase craft merchandise to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011