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(Quillabamba is the capital city of La Convención Province and an important commercial hub of the Lares and La Convención Valleys. The main activities are coca leaf, coffee, cocoa bean and fruit production.)

We visited the “Los Corazones Valientes de Morro San Juan” (Brave Hearts of San Juan Moor) in the city of Quillabamba and met its member, Elisabeth, there. She tells us:

“I was born in the city of Quillabamba. I’m 30 years old and live in the same city where I was born. My main activity is selling beauty products.”

She is going to be a mother for the first time; she is nine months pregnant.

On this opportunity she needs the loan to buy more cosmetics.
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(Quillabamba es la ciudad capital de 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).
En la ciudad de Quillabamba visitamos al banco comunal “Los Corazones Valientes de Morro San Juan” y conocimos a la socia Elisabeth y nos cuenta:

“Nací en la ciudad de Quillabamba, tengo 30 años edad y vivo en la misma ciudad donde nací y mi actividad principal es la venta de productos de belleza”. Ella va ser mama por primera vez y tiene 9 meses de embarazo. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar más cosméticos.

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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
  • 50
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Elisabeth to buy more cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012