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Quillabamba is the capital city of the La Convención province. It is an important commercial center for the Lares and La Convención valleys. Its primary business activities are the production of coca, coffee, cacao, and fruits.

Arturo is 28 years old, and he has one child. He was born in the city of Quillabamba, La Convección province, Cusco, Perú. However, he now lives in the city of Echarate, which is an hour from the city of Quillamba (La Convención, Cusco).

He has a small family business, which consists of selling hardware. The business has been operational for one year. It is going very well for him thanks to the effort he puts into his work.

On this occasion he needs a loan to buy materials and tools like guides, paint, carpenters’ glue, and other things.
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(Quillabamba es la ciudad capital de la Provincia de La Convención e importante centro de comercio de las valles de Lares y La Convención, las actividades principales son la producción de coca, café, cacao y frutales.)
Arturo tiene 28 años de edad y tiene un hijo, él nació en la ciudad de Quillabamba provincia de La Convección (Cusco, Perú) pero ahora vive en la ciudad de Echarate a una hora de la ciudad de Quillabamba (La Convección, Cusco). El tiene un pequeño negocio familiar que consiste en la venta de materiales de ferretería. Ya es un año que funciona el negocio y le está yendo muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar materiales y herramientas como por ejemplo guías, pinturas, colas de carpintero y otras cosas.

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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
  • 112
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,996,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Arturo to buy materials and tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012