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Josefina is a member who was born in the District of Lucre in Quispicanchi Province, Department of Cusco. She is 34 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has one child. Josefina raises small animals, such as guinea pigs, but she also works as a tour guide. She has been raising animals for 10 years and has done very well. Josefina is taking this opportunity to request a loan for maintaining the guinea pig cages and to buy fodder, vitamins, and concentrated feed (a mixture of different grains). Her dream is to become an exporter of guinea pig meat.

Josefina is a member of the Communal Bank “Señor de Qoyllority de Lucre”, which is part of Asociación Arariwa in the city of Cusco.

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La socia Josefina nació en el distrito de Lucre de la provincia de Quispicanchi del departamento del Cusco, tiene 34 años de edad y tiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene un hijo. La socia Josefina se dedica a la crianza de animales menores como cuyes y también se dedica al guiado de turistas. Ya son 10 años que Josefina se dedica a la crianza de animales menores y le va muy bien. La socia Josefina en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para hacer mantenimiento de las jaulas y para la alimentación como por ejemplo forraje, alfalfa, vitaminas y concentrados (mezclas de diferentes harinas). El sueño de la socia Josefina exportar carne de cuy. La socia Josefina pertenece al banco comunal “Señor de Qoyllority de Lucre” de la Asociación Arariwa de la ciudad del Cusco.

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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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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Josefina to buy fodder, vitamins, and concentrated feed and to pay for maintenance of her guinea pig cages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012