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Update on Mery

Mery continues participating in the communal bank Choquequirao in the Asociación Arariwa in the city of Cusco.

Mery is still working selling handicrafts such as weavings, scarves, gloves, hats, shawls, large blankets, ponchos, vests, and ceramic ornaments.

Mery, with the last loan, did very well and she was able to make a good profit and this is the reason she wants another loan as it helps her very much in the business.

Mery is asking for a loan to buy blankets, decorative banners, holiday clothing, woolen caps, and other items.

Mery is grateful for the opportunity this loan gives her and at the same time she promises to make her payments according to the schedule.
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Mery sigue participando en el banco comunal “Choquequirao” de la Asociación Arariwa de la ciudad del Cusco.

Mery sigue trabajando en la venta de artesanía como por ejemplo tejidos, chalinas, guantes, gorros, mantillas, mantas grandes, ponchos, chalecos y adorno en cerámica.

Mery con el anterior crédito le fue muy bien y pudo obtener buenos beneficios y por ese motivo desea otro préstamo pues le ayuda mucho en el negocio.

Mery solicita el préstamo para invertir en la comprar mantas, estandartes, ropa para santos, chullos y entre otros.

Mery se encuentra agradecida por la oportunidad brindada mediante este medio y así mismo se compromete a cumplir con el pago correspondiente al cronograma.

Previous Loan Details

The partner belongs to the "Choquequirao" community bank; she lives in the district of Huanchac in the province and department of Cusco. The partner is Mrs Mery; she is 39 and married. Her husband is a teacher at the university. She has 2 children and is an artist. She has a stand in Pisac, a cro... More from Mery'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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Mery to buy basic materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mery. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2010. Learn More