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Florencia belongs to the communal bank, "Nueva Visión de Urubamba," or ‘New Vision of Urubamba.’ The bank is located in the Urubamba district, belonging to the Urubamba province and Cusco department.

Florencia is 58 years old and widowed with 5 children. She schedules her daily activities around her business of buying and selling vegetables and alfalfa to be used as feed for guinea pigs and rabbits.

Florencia works independently selling in the Urubamba market from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Through this small business, she provides the best for her children. She wants to have a store to sell the vegetables and alfalfa. She requests the loan to purchase wholesale vegetables and alfalfa.

Florencia is grateful to those who have become part of her dream through the loan, and she commits to making the payments on schedule.
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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “Nueva Visión de Urubamba”; El banco está ubicado en el distrito de Urubamba, perteneciente a la provincia de Urubamba y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Florencia; ella tiene 58 años de edad y es viuda y tiene 5 hijos; La socia alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de compra y venta de verduras y pasto para alimento de cuyes y conejos, la socia trabaja en forma independiente y vende en el mercado de Urubamba desde las 6.00 a.m hasta las 6:00 p.m por medio de estos pequeños negocios saca adelante a sus hijos, la socia quiere tener un local para vender las verduras y pasto. La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar verduras y pasto al por mayor.

La socia agradece a quienes forman parte de este sueño mediante este medio y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus 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
  • 50
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Florencia to purchase wholesale vegetables and alfalfa.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2010
Oct 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011