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Maria is 62 years old and married with four children. Her occupation is teaching crafts such as embroidery and how to make sweaters and blankets. She also sells crafts she makes herself. She is asking for a loan in order to buy more materials for making her own crafts. Specifically, she plans to purchase string, yarn, beads, and lace.

Maria is passionate about craft-making and very hardworking. She is committed to making all of the necessary loan payments on time.

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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
  • 37
    View loans »
    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,381,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria to buy more string, yarn, beads, and lace to make crafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011