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Ricardina was born in the city of Cusco (Peru) and is 56 years old. She currently lives in the city in which she was born. Her business is selling food as an itinerant street vendor in Huancaro market, in the city of Cusco. She has been in this business for ten years and she is doing very well thanks to the effort that she puts into her work.

On this occasion, Ricardina needs a loan to buy supplies such as rice, sugar, noodles, etc. She is a responsible and hard-working person and, because of these personal qualities, her friends invited her to join Asociación Arariwa's “Chaska Ñawi” community bank.
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Ricardina nació en la ciudad de Cusco (Perú) y tiene 56 años de edad. Actualmente, Ricardina vive en la misma ciudad donde nació. Ricardina se dedica a la venta de comida de forma ambulatoria en el mercado de Huancaro de la ciudad del Cusco. Ya son 10 años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. En esta oportunidad Ricardina requiere el préstamo para comprar insumos como por ejemplo arroz, azúcar, fideos y otras cosas más. La socia es una persona responsable y trabajadora que por esas cualidades sus compañeras le invitaron a participar del banco comunal la “Chaska Ñawi” de la Asociación Arariwa.

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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
  • 45
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ricardina to buy supplies such as rice, sugar, noodles and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011