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A native of Tambo Real (a community located in the Anta province, Cusco department), Martha is 34 years old, she is married and has two children. Martha currently lives in the same community where she was born, and here she engages in her economy activities. She breeds small animals such as “cuyes” (“cuy” is Quechua for Guinea pig). She has been engaging in this activity for various years now, and things are going very well thanks to the determination she works with. The loan she is requesting in this occasion will be used to pay for maintenance of her sheds, or rather to clean and fix the broken ones.

Martha is a responsible and hardworking woman, and thanks to these qualities she has been invited to join “Solidaridad de Tambo Real” (Tambo Real Solidarity), a communal bank of Asociación Arariwa, by its fellow members.
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Martha nos cuenta que nació en la comunidad del Tambo Real (provincia de Anta, departamento Cusco, Perú), tiene 34 años de edad y es casada y tiene dos hijos. Actualmente, Martha vive en la misma comunidad donde nació y donde desarrolla sus actividades económicas. Martha se dedica a la crianza de animales menores como por ejemplo cuyes. 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 hacer el mantenimiento de los galpones osea limpiar y arreglar los malogrados.

Martha es una persona trabajadora y responsable que por esas cualidades sus compañeras le invitaron a participar del banco comunal “Solidaridad de Tambo Real” 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
  • 34
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,360,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Martha to pay for maintenance of her sheds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012