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Luisa belongs to the "Pro Desarrollo" community bank in the town of Pisac, province of Calca, department of Cusco. She is 36 years old, married and has two children, ages 13 and 11. She alternates her work as a retailer buying and selling emollients and as spice merchant. She purchases flaxseed, barley and other healthy herbs and spices wholesale. Once she boils and infuses them, she puts them in a cart set up to sell the items. She works after 6 p.m. at a corner in her neighborhood. Luisa is requesting the loan to purchase more herbs and spices. She is grateful and wishes to express that she will be disciplined in repaying the loan.
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El Banco comunal se denomina “ PRO DESARROLLO”; Este Banco se encuentra situado en el Poblado de Pisac, perteneciente a la Provincia de Calca, Departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra: Luisa, ella tiene 36 años de edad y es casada, la socia tiene 2 hijos de 13 y 11 años de edad, la socia alterna sus actividades principales con el comercio minorista la socia compra y vende emoliente, ella compra al por mayor, linaza, cebada y otras especies que son consideradas como hierbas saludables, una vez que los hierve ella hace la infusión y lleva en un carrito preparado para la ocasión a vender, la socia vende a partir de las 6 de la tarde en la esquina de su barrio. La socia solicita el préstamo para invertir en la compra de hierbas y especies.

La socia se encuentra agradecida y desea expresar que cumplirá de manera disciplinadamente con los pagos de sus cuotas.

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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
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Luisa to purchase herbs and spices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2011
May 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011