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Sra. Sebastiana is a member of the Communal Bank “Corazon de Jesus de Ccatccapampa”, which is located in the District of Ocongate in Quispicanchis Province, Department of Cusco.

She is 38 years old, married, and has three children. Sebastiana earns her living from making handicrafts. She buys alpaca and sheep’s wool and gives it a good cleaning. Afterwards, she turns it into spools of thread for making hand woven articles. Sebastiana uses traditional techniques that were passed down from her Incan ancestors. She produces blankets, covers, scarves, belts, socks, sweaters, ponchos, and other handmade items. Sebastiana is requesting a loan to buy wool and vegetable dyes for coloring the wool used in her weaving.

She appreciates 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 “CORAZON DE JESUS DE CCATCCAPAMPA ”; El banco comunal está ubicado en el distrito de Ocongate perteneciente a la provincia de Quispicanchis y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Sebastiana; la socia tiene 38 años de edad, es casada y tiene 3 hijos, la socia se dedica a la artesanía, ella compra lana de alpaca o de oveja y después de hacer un muy buen pulido y convertirlo en madejas de lana ella teje a mano con la tradicional técnica que heredaron de nuestros antepasados los inkas, la socia entonces elabora frazadas, mantas, chalinas, correas, medias, chompas, ponchos y mucho más a mano. Ella solicita el préstamo para comprar lana y comprar tintes vegetales para teñir las lanas. La socia solicita el préstamo para invertir en la compra de lanas y tintes vegetales para la artesanía (telares).

La socia agradece y valora el préstamo otorgado mediante este medio y del mismo modo se compromete en 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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Sebastiana purchase wool & vegetable dyes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2010
Nov 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011