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Beatriz, 30 years old, is single and lives in the city of Cusco. She works as a teacher but also has a small business painting wooden plates. She buys these plates from artisans in the city of Calca and after painting them she distributes them to shops at the Cusco Artisan Fair. Beatriz is part of the "Inti" Communal Bank of the Arariwa Assocation. She needs this loan to invest in buying more wooden plates. She has been working in this business for 10 years now and it has gone very well for her due to the hard work she puts in.

(Inti is a word from the Quechua language which translates to Sun in English).

Beatriz is thankful for this opportunity afforded her and she is committed to making her payments according to schedule.
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Beatriz, tiene 30 años, es soltera y vive en la ciudad del Cusco, ella trabaja como profesora pero también tiene un pequeño negocio de pintado de platos de madera. Beatriz nos cuenta que compra platos de madera de los artesanos de la ciudad de Calca y después de pintarlos los distribuye a las tiendas del Centro Comercial Artesanal del Cusco. Beatriz forma parte del banco Comunal “Inti” de la Asociación Arariwa, ella requiere el préstamo para invertir en comprar platos de madera. Ya son 10 años que se dedica al negocio y le ha ido muy bien gracias al empeño que pone su negocio. (Inti es una palabra del idioma quechua que traducido al castellano significa Sol).

Beatriz se encuentra agradecida por la oportunidad brindada mediante este medio y así mismo se compromete a cumplir con el pago correspondiente al cronograma.

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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
  • 44
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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 $125 helped Beatriz to invest in buying wooden plates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2011
Feb 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011