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Update on Catalina

The borrower is currently 57 years old; her son is 40 years old. She still works preparing home-cooked meals. She wants to buy ingredients and will use the loan to buy them. She will buy rice at wholesale, sugar, noodles and oil in large jugs. She’s asking for the loan to buy ingredients to make her home-cooked meals.
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La socia actualmente tiene 57 años de edad, su hijo tiene 40 años de edad; La socia aún se dedica a la preparación de comidas caceras, la socia desea comprar insumos, ella invertira el credito en la compra de ingredientes, comprara arroz, al por mayor, azucar, fideos, aceite en bidones. La socia solicita el prestamo para invertir en la compra de insumos para la elaboración de sus comidas caceras.

Previous Loan Details

Catalina, 56, is a widow with one son living in the city of Andahuaylillas, Quispicanchis Province, Cusco department. Her principal business is selling meals, her specialty being soups. Catalina has participated in the communal bank Las Triunfadoras for quite a long time. She plans to invest t... More from Catalina's previous loan »

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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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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,860,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Catalina to buy ingredients for her food preparation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012