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Florentina is a hardworking and responsible person. Because of these qualities, she was invited by friends to join the communal bank “Las Natividades” in the Asociación Arariwa.

Florentina was born in the city of Huarocondo in the Anta province of the department of Cusco, Peru. She is 52 years old, married, and has 3 children.

Now she lives in the city where she was born, and there she has developed her commercial activities. Florentina has a business raising small animals, such as pigs and guinea pigs. On festival days she prepares chicharrón and lechón (these are both traditional Peruvian pork dishes that are often consumed during the Patron Saint festivals.) She has a small stand that she operates from her house where she sells chicha de jora (a traditional Peruvian drink made from fermented corn.) She has had this business for a number of years, and it is going very well thanks to the effort that she puts into her work. At this time she requests a loan to buy a young cow (calf.)
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La socia es una persona responsable y trabajadora que por esas cualidades sus compañeras le invitaron a participar del banco comunal “Las Natividades” de la Asociación Arariwa.
La socia nació en la ciudad de Huarocondo de la provincia de Anta del departamento del Cusco (Perú) y tiene 52 años de edad, ella está casada y fruto de esta unión tiene tres hijos.

Actualmente, la socia vive en la ciudad de donde nació y donde desarrolla sus actividades comerciales. Ella se dedica a la crianza de animales menores como por ejemplo chanchos y cuyes. Ella en los días festivos se dedica a la preparación de chicharrón y lechón (Estos platos típicos de la zona se preparan con la carne de chancho en las fiestas patronales). Ella tiene una pequeña picantería en su domicilio donde vende chicha de jora. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su negocio. En esta oportunidad la socia requiere el préstamo para comprar un ganado ósea un ternerito.

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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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Florentina to buy a young cow (calf).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012