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Irma Yolanda
Irma is 68 years old, widowed, and has four children who are all independent. Irma was born in Cusco province and she currently lives in the city of Cusco with some of her children.

Irma has worked in a number of businesses, as an events organizer, sewing, selling dairy products and renting out rooms.

Irma hopes to receive a loan for $1,200 USD and she will use this money to build her home so that she can then rent out rooms. Her dream is to open a business offering accommodations in the colonial-style house that she bought a short time ago.

Irma belongs to Asociación Arariwa's "Velasco Astete" community bank. This community bank is in its ninth year and is well run by a board of directors.
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Irma, tiene 68 años, es viuda y tiene cuatro hijos de las cuales todos son independientes, ella nació en la provincia del Cusco y actualmente vive junto con algunos de sus hijos en la ciudad del Cusco.

Irma trabajó en diferentes negocios como organizadora de eventos, costura, venta de lácteos y alquiler de cuartos.

Irma espera recibir $ 1200 USD de crédito y utilizará este dinero para construir su casa para luego alquiler los dormitorios. El sueño es abrir un hospedaje en la casa colonial que compro hace poco.

Irma pertenece al banco comunal “Velasco Astete” de la UMF Asociación Arariwa. El banco comunal esta en el noveno año de funcionamiento y está bien administrado por la junta directiva.

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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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,316,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Irma Yolanda to build her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011