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Update on Etelvina

Etelvina currently makes and sells stuffed hot peppers for a living. She is a very enterprising woman and her business selling hot peppers is now independent and mobile. She buys hot peppers wholesale, cleans them, prepares the filling, and she rolls them in a layer of flour mixed with egg. In another pot she boils potatoes and then she takes everything in a pot wrapped up really well along with napkins and table cloths to sell to her different customers who know her and know her food tastes good. She is asking for a loan to buy hot peppers wholesale as well as ingredients to make her famous stuffed peppers with boiled potatoes.
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La socia Etelvina actualmente se dedcia a la preparación y venta de rocoto relleno, la socia es una mujer muy emprendedora y ahora esta con su negocio de venta de rocotos de forma independiente y ambulatoria, la socia compra al por mayor rocotos, los limpia, prepara el relleno y con una capa de ponche de harina con huevo lo enrrolla, en otra olla sancocha las papas y luego lleva en un olla con servilletas y manteles bien envueltos a vender a los difernetes clientes que ya la conocen y saben de su rica sazón. La socia solicita el prestamo para invertir en la compra de rocotos al por mayor, y de ingredientes para la elaboracion de los famosos rocotos rellenos acompañados con papa sancochada.

Previous Loan Details

Etelvina is 36 years old and lives with her partner. She has two children who are still living with her while they attend high school. She has a business selling typical Peruvian dishes on the street. Specifically, she sells coto relleno and french fries with chile. She is asking for a loan in... More from Etelvina'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
  • 53
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Etelvina to buy hot peppers wholesale and to buy potatoes and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012