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Fortunata's peers invited her to participate in Asociación Arariwa's "Chaska" communal bank because of her qualities as a hard-working and responsible person.

Fortunata tells Asociación Arariwa that she was born in the city of Cusco (Peru) and is 67 years old. Currently, she lives and works in the same city where she was born and has two children. Fortunata used to work in education but now works making handicrafts such as knit sweaters for children, babies, women, and men. She has been doing this work for several years and it is going very well thanks to the effort she puts into her work.

At this time, she needs a loan to buy wool, thread, and other materials.
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Fortunata es una persona trabajadora y responsable que por esas cualidades sus compañeras le invitaron a participar del banco comunal “Chaska” de la Asociación Arariwa.

Fortunata nos cuenta que nació en la ciudad del Cusco (Perú) y tiene 67 años de edad. Actualmente, Fortunata vive en la misma ciudad donde nació y tiene dos hijos y donde desarrolla sus actividades. Fortunata es cesante de educación pero ahora se dedica a hacer manualidades ósea teja chompas para niños, bebes, damas y caballeros. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar materiales como lana, hilos y otras más.

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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
  • 76
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Fortunata to buy materials like wool and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011