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Tomasa was born in Urubamba province and lives in the village of Rumichaca Baja. This village is located in Urubamba district, Urubamba province, Cusco department, Peru.

Tomasa is 43 years old, married, and has five children from this beautiful relationship. She works in a hotel, cleaning, tidying and doing laundry. She works full time, from 8.00am to 5.00pm, from Monday to Sunday. She has been working for three years and is doing very well. Tomasa also raises animals such as hens and guinea pigs. On this occasion, she needs a loan to buy more animals such as guinea pigs, and to pay for her children's education. Tomasa's dream is to open a grocery store.

Tomasa is a member of the 'Los Girasoles de Rumichaca Baja' (Sunflowers of Rumichaca Baja) community bank. This group has 19 members who live in the village of Rumichaca Baja. This is where they carry out their business activities.
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Tomasa nació en la provincia de Urubamba pero vive en el poblado de Rumichaca Baja. Este pueblo se localiza en el distrito de Urubamba, provincia de Urubamba y departamento de Cusco, Perú.

Tomasa tiene 43 años edad y es casada y fruto de esta hermosa relación tiene cinco hijos, ella trabaja en un hotel donde realiza labores de limpieza, ordenar, lavandería, ella trabaja en tiempo completo ósea desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 5 de la tarde de lunes a domingos. Ya son tres años que trabaja y le va muy bien. Tomasa también se dedica a la crianza de animales menores como por ejemplo gallinas y cuyes. Tomasa en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar más animales menores como por ejemplo cuyes y también para la educación de sus hijos. Su sueño de Tomasa es abrir una tienda de abarrotes.

Tomasa es integrante del grupo “Los Girasoles de Rumichaca Baja” lo conforman 19 socios que viven en el poblado de Rumichaca Baja y donde realizan sus actividades económicas.

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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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Tomasa to buy more animals, such as guinea pigs, and to pay for her children's education.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012