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Update on Florentina

Florentina continues with her restaurant business specializing in snacks. It turns out that “picanterías” [traditional restaurants that specialize in a particular dish] are traditional, rustic establishments with traditional, home-style dishes called “extras,” and larger more elaborate dishes accompanied by “frutillada,” a beverage made from corn and strawberries. She is asking for a loan to buy meat, rice, yellow corn, oil and [drinking] glasses, among other minor products, for the establishment.
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La socia Florentina; la socia continua con su negocio del restaurante con especialidad en picanteria resulta que las picanterias son tradicionales y son establecimientos mas rusticos y con comida casera tradicional llamadas extras, platos mas grandes y mas elaborados, con el acompañamiento de la frutillada una bebida a base de maiz y de frutillas. La socia solicita el prestamo para invertir en la compra de carne, arroz, maíz amarillo, aceite, vasos para el establecimiento entre otros menores productos.

Previous Loan Details

Florentina was born in Quispicanchis Province in the Department of Cusco, Peru. She is 47 years old and currently lives in the city of Cusco with her two children. Florentina has a restaurant named “Flori” where she has been selling food for 16 years. She has done very well as a result of the ... More from Florentina's previous loan »

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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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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,459,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Florentina to buy meat, rice, yellow corn, oil and [drinking] glasses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Florentina. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2011. Learn More