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49-year old Paulina is married and has eleven children, six of whom are independent and five who still live at home. She lives in the town of Pisaq, in Calca province, Cusco department, Peru.

Paulina earns her living by selling chicha de jora (a traditional Peruvian drink) and beer. She’s been doing this job for 20 years and all is going well thanks to the effort she puts in. She also raises animals such as guinea pigs.

Paulina is now seeking a loan to buy a machine for making popcorn and also beer and soft drinks. She belongs to the Mosoq Ñusta community bank, a part of the Arariwa Association. She is grateful for the opportunity this loan brings and promises to pay back the money according to the established schedule.
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Paulina tiene 49 años de edad, es casada y tiene 11 hijos de las cuales 6 son independientes y 5 todavía depende de ella, ella vive en la ciudad de Pisaq de la provincia del Calca departamento del Cusco, Perú.

Paulina nos cuenta que se dedica a la venta de chicha de jora y cerveza. Ya son 20 años que se dedica al negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. Paulina también se dedica a crianza de animales menores como por ejemplo cuyes. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar una maquina que elabora porcorn y también para comprar cerveza y gaseosa.

Paulina pertenece al banco comunal “Mosoq Ñusta” de la Asociación Arariwa y se encuentra agradecido 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
  • 42
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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 $200 helped Paulina to buy a machine for making popcorn, beer and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011