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Update on Augusto

Sr. Augusto is a native of Urubamba Province, which is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Department of Cusco, Peru. He is a member of the Communal Bank "Virgen de Natividad". Augusto is 36 years old and has spent his entire life devoted to agriculture and raising livestock. He does not have an academic education nor was he able to finish school. Augusto has a wife and two young children, ages 7 and 3.

He has a job that requires great sacrifice since he must work long hours each day. Throughout the week, he devotes a lot of time to gathering enough capital so that he can buy a new head of cattle that he can eventually sell at the weekly community fair. In addition, he grows a few vegetables and herbs on his land. His work follows a routine, and he has always operated in this manner.

Augusto needs a new loan so that he can acquire a head of cattle that he can sell later. This will give him more capital to prolong and grow his business.

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El señor Augusto, natural de la provincia de Urubamba ubicado en el Valle sagrado de los Incas, del Departamento del Cusco en Perú, pertenece al Banco comunal Virgen de Natividad, Tiene 36 años de edad y todos estos años fueron dedicados a la agricultura y ganadería, no tiene estudios académicos así que tampoco pudo terminar la escuela, tiene esposa y 2 hijos pequeños de 7 y 3 años.

El Señor Augusto tiene una labor muy sacrificada por la naturaleza de su trabajo que le demanda muchas horas al día, todos los días de la semana él labora por largas jornadas para reunir un capital que le permitirá comprar nuevo ganado y posteriormente poder venderlo en la feria semanal de la comunidad conjuntamente con algunas verduras y hortalizas las cuales extrae de su parcela. Su trabajo es rutinario y fue siempre de esa manera, así que el requiere de un nuevo préstamo para poder adquirir un nuevo ganado y posteriormente venderlo y así hacerse de mayor capital para prolongar y hacer crecer su actividad comercial.

Previous Loan Details

Augusto was born in the city of Huayllabamba, and this is where he still lives. The Peruvian district of Huayllabamba is one of the seven districts of Urubamba province, located in the department of Cusco in the Cusco region of Peru. Augusto is 36 years old and is in a common-law marriage that... More from Augusto'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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 115
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,996,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Augusto to buy a head of cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Augusto. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2011. Learn More