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Update on Soledad

A teacher for 20 years, Soledad continues alternating her daily activities, producing and selling knitwear and teaching 4-5 year olds at a primary school. Soledad is 52 years old and married with two children of her own, a 23-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son. Currently she is requesting a loan in order to buy more yarn for her knitwear business. Soledad knits scarves, sweaters, and vests based on original designs.

Soledad’s dream is to start exporting knit products. She envisions forming a textile cooperative with a group of mothers in the countryside who make knitwear from raw alpaca and sheep wool tinted with natural dyes. The new business would provide training in order to assure production of high quality knits, as well as export to other countries.

Soledad is a member of the village bank Los Diamantes in Cusco, which is receiving its 16th loan.

Previous Loan Details

Soledad is a member of the “Los Diamantes” communal bank, located in the district, province, and department of Cusco. She’s 52 years old, single, and has two children. She sells knitted sweaters, scarves, and vests. She also works as a preschool teacher in Cusco and moves her children ahead ... More from Soledad'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
  • 72
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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 $500 helped Soledad to buy yarn to make handknit scarves, sweaters, and vests.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012