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Introducing Ana, a member of the “Llancasun de Arin” Communal Bank, which is located in Calca, a district of the Calca province in the Cusco department.

Ana is 52 years old, she is married and she has 4 children. She alternated her daily chores with her retail activity, selling bay leaves, and her farming activity, breeding animal such as pigs, “cuyes” (“cuy” is Quechua for Guinea pig) and chickens. She sells the bay leaves and the animals in the Calca district, and thanks to this activity she provides for her children. She wants to expand her activity as a seller of bay leaves as well as her animal breeding activity, and she is requesting a loan to buy bay leaves and animals such as pigs, chickens and cuyes.

She is happy about the loan and she commits to complying with the repayment of her dues.
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La socia pertenece al banco comunal “LLANCASUN DE ARIN”; El banco está ubicado en el distrito de Calca, perteneciente a la provincia de Calca y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Ana; ella tiene 52 años de edad y es casada y tiene 4 hijos; La socia alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de venta de hojas de laurel y también se dedica al negocio de crianza de animales como chanchos, cuyes y pollos, la socia lo vende las hojas de laurel y los animales en el distrito de Calca, por medio de este negocio la socia saca adelante a sus hijos, la socia quiere ampliar el negocio de venta de hojas de laurel y ampliar el negocio de crianza de animales. La socia solicita el préstamo para comprar hojas de laurel y comprar animales como chanchos, gallinas y cuyes.

La socia está feliz por el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con los pagos de su cuota.

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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
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    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ana to buy bay leaves and animals such as pigs, chickens and cuyes to then sell them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012