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

Santusa is 31 years old, in a common law marriage, and has two children. She prepares “chicha” (a beverage made from corn). Santusa buys the corn and brings it home to process into chicha before selling it. She is requesting a loan to buy corn for making chicha.

Santusa 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. Santusa; ella tiene 31 años de edad y La socia es conviviente y tiene 2 hijos la socia se dedica a la elaboración de chicha, ella compra maíz y lleva y procesa la chicha para la venta en su casa. La socia solicita el préstamo para compra maíz para elaborar la chicha.

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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    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Santusa purchase corn for preparing "chicha".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011