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Juana was born in the city of Calca, which is located in the Valle Sagrado de los Incas to the northeast of Cusco. She is 57 years old, married, and has two children. She alternates her household chores with her business. She raises small animals such as guinea pigs, hens, and pigs. She has been in this business for 10 years already and it’s going very well. Juana is a hard-working, enterprising woman who gets her family ahead. For example, she is supporting her son who is studying for a law degree at one of the universities in Cusco. At this time, Juana needs the loan to buy balanced feed and protein for her small animals. Juana’s dream is to open a restaurant in her home because many tourists visit the Valle Sagrado de los Incas. Juana is a member of the “Virgen de Asunta de Calca” group, which is comprised of 15 members who live in the city and province of Calca, department of Peru.
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Juana nació en la ciudad de Calca en el Valle Sagrado de los Incas al noroeste de la ciudad del Cusco, ella tiene 57 años edad y es casada y fruto de esta unión tiene dos hijos, ella alterna sus actividades del hogar con su negocio, ella se dedica a la crianza de animales menores como por ejemplo cuyes, gallinas y chanchos. Ya son 10 años que se dedica este negocio y le va muy bien. Juana es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que saca adelante a su familia por ejemplo está apoyando a su hijo que está estudiando la carrera profesional de derecho en una de las universidades de la ciudad del Cusco. Juana en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar alimento balanceado y proteínas para sus animalitos. El Sueño de Juana es abrir un restaurante turístico en su domicilio porque hay mucha visita de turistas al Valle Sagrado de los Incas.

Juana es integrante del grupo “Virgen de Asunta de Calca” lo conforman 15 socios que viven en la ciudad de Calca de la provincia de Calca del departamento del Cusco, Perú.

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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
  • 84
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Juana to purchase balanced feed and protein for her small animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012