A loan of $750 helped to pay for the advance purchase of clothing, as well as to support her partner’s construction business.


Delia Marleni's story

Delia has been a client of Asociación Arariwa for about seven years. At this time, she is one of 14 members of the village bank “Los Alamos de la Estacion” located in the Andean highlands of Urcos, Cusco. Delia is 37 years old and is raising her 2-year-old with her partner. Delia makes a living by selling clothing to her neighbors. Delia visits her neighbors’ houses and takes orders, then travels to a neighboring city such as Cusco in order to fulfill her neighbors’ requests.

Delia is requesting a loan in order to pay for the advance purchase of clothing, as well as to support her partner’s construction business. Delia typically has to outlay some capital in order to buy the clothing, then wait for her customers’ payment. Occasionally, her customers delay in paying her back, or require several installments to pay for their order. Additionally, Delia’s partner runs a construction business, and requires working capital in order to pay construction workers.

Delia is pleased to receive a loan and said she is excited about the idea of one day having her own storefront in the main plaza.



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