Celia has been working as a distributor of health products for a national company for four years. She has an office in Cusco, from which she transacts business with local sellers and businesses in Lima. Celia is requesting a loan in order to buy more merchandise such as food, nutrients, and vitamins that promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Celia is 29 years old and has one child with her partner. She dreams of buying her own house and providing a better quality of life for her children. She would also like to travel and get to know other countries.
Celia is receiving an individual loan as a member of the village bank "Vallecito" in Cusco, which is located close to the Incan ruins of Macchu Picchu in the Andean mountains. The bank is in its 17th cycle with Asociación Arariwa.
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).