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Juan Francisco
Juan Francisco was born in the city of Quillabamba, in Cusco department. He is 55 years old and has three children. He currently lives in Vilcabamba community, in Paucartambo province, in Cusco department.

Juan Francisco engages in a number of business activities such as carpentry, plumbing, farming, livestock raising, bakery, sales and other things besides. He has a small carpentry workshop in his home where he makes wooden furniture such as chairs, tables, desks, wardrobes, etc.

Juan Francisco learned the carpentry trade at a very young age as his grandfather taught him how to make furniture. He tells us, with a lot of nostalgia, that he used to paint, file and renovate the wood in his grandfather's workshop. He has been working in this business for several years and it is going very well thanks to the commitment that he puts into his work. Juan Francisco would like this loan to buy materials such as wood.

Juan Francisco is a member of Asociación Arariwa's "Mamacha del Carmen" community bank. The bank is in its third year and doing very well.
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Juan Francisco nació en la ciudad de Quillabamba del departamento del Cusco, él tiene 55 años edad y tiene tres hijos, actualmente él vive en la comunidad de Vilcabamba provincia de Paucartambo departamento del Cusco.

Juan Francisco se dedica a varias actividades como por ejemplo carpintería, gasfitería, agricultura, ganadería, panadería, comerciante y otras cosas más. Juan Francisco tiene un pequeño taller de carpintería en su domicilio donde elaborar muebles de madera como por ejemplo sillas, mesas, carpetas, roperos, etc.

Juan Francisco desde muy niño aprendió el oficio de la carpintería pues su abuelo le enseño a fabricar muebles, él nos cuenta con mucha nostalgia que en el taller de su abuelo pintaba, lijaba, remozaba la madera. Ya son varios años que se dedica al negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que le pone en su trabajo. Con su próximo préstamo, Juan Francisco requiere el préstamo para comprar materiales como por ejemplo madera.

Juan Francisco pertenece al banco comunal “Mamacha del Carmen” de la Asociación Arariwa. El banco comunal esta en el tercer año de funcionamiento y les va muy bien.

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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
  • 115
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,996,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Juan Francisco to buy materials such as wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2011
May 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011