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Update on Benita

Benita continues making home-cooked meals to sell in her town’s main square. She has seen her business grow gradually and wants to continue investing in it so needs to buy ingredients to make the home-cooked meals. She wants to continue supporting her children at home and this is why she continues to work to save up for their future schooling. She requests the loan to buy ingredients to prepare home-cooked meals.
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La socia Benita; continua con su negocio de elaboracion de comidas caseras y venta de las mismas en la plaza principal del poblado, la socia ha visto que su negocio se ha incrementado gradualmente y por ello desea seguir invirtiendo en la compra de ingredientes para la elaboracion de comidas caseras, la socia desea seguir apoyando en la mantencion d elos hijos en casa por ello sigue trabjando para ahorrar para los estudios futuros de sus hijos. La socia solicita el prestamo para invertir en la compra de insumos para la elaboracion de comidas caseras.

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Benita is a member of the Communal Bank “Sr. Tanyancani”. She lives in the District of Ocongate, Quispicanchis Province, Department of Cusco. Benita is 52 years old, married, and has four children. She sells homemade food. Benita prepares traditional regional dishes and sells them a... More from Benita's previous loan »

Additional Information

Important Information

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,783,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Benita to buy ingredients to prepare home-cooked meals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012