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Josefina was born in Urubamba Province but lives in the town of Rumichaca Baja. This town is located in the District and Province of Urubamba, Department of Cusco, in Peru.

Josefina is 36 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has two children. She engages in different types of business activities such as working at a tourist restaurant, farming, and raising small animals. Josefina will buy guinea pigs for 15 PEN/pair and then raise them for the next 100 days until they reach one kilo in weight. Afterwards, she will sell each guinea pig for 25 PEN. Josefina is taking this opportunity to request a loan to buy more guinea pigs. Her dream is to buy a car.

Josefina is a member of the group “Los Girasoles de Rumichaca Baja” which consists of 19 members who live in the town of Rumichaca Baja where they engage in their business activities.

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Josefina 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.

Josefina tiene 36 años edad y tiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene dos hijos, ella tiene diferentes tipos de actividades como son por ejemplo trabaja en un restaurante turístico, agricultura y crianza de animales menores, ella comprar el par cuyes a S/. 15.00 nuevos soles y durante 100 días tiene que alcanzar un kilo de peso para después venderlo cada cuy a S/25.00 nuevos soles. Josefina en esta oportundiad requiere el prestamo para comprar mas cuyes. Su sueño de la socia Josefina es comprar un carro.

Josefina 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
  • 39
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,381,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Josefina to buy guinea pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012