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Update on Gerardo

Gerardo continues participating in the “Siempre Juntos” (Always Together) communal bank. The bank meetings take place every thirty days in Cusco District in Cusco Province and Department.

Gerardo continues with his business manufacturing and selling mattresses. He's still in the locale where he sells the mattresses from 9am until 6pm. He did very well with the previous loan and was able to earn good profits.

On this occasion, Gerardo needs the loan to buy mattresses and also materials to manufacture mattresses, like foam and fabric, at wholesale.

Gerardo is happy with the loan and commits to make his installment payments.
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El socio Gerardo sigue participando en el banco comunal “Siempre Juntos” y las reuniones del banco comunal son cada treinta días en el distrito de Cusco de la provincia de Cusco y del departamento de Cusco.

El socio Gerardo sigue con el negocio de fabricación y venta de colchones, él sigue con el local donde vende los colchones desde las 9:00 a.m hasta las 6:00 p.m. Con el anterior crédito le fue muy bien y pudo obtener buenos beneficios.

El socio Gerardo en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar colchones y también materiales para hacer los colchones como espuma y telas al por mayor.

El socio Gerardo está feliz por el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con los pagos de su cuota.

Previous Loan Details

Gerardo is a member of the “SIEMPRE JUNTOS” [“Always Together”] communal bank. The bank is located in the district of Cusco, which is part of the province and the department of Cusco. Gerardo is 59 years old, is married, and has 3 children. He alternates his daily activities with his mattres... More from Gerardo's previous loan »

Additional Information

Important Information

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
  • 37
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,372,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Gerardo to buy mattresses and also to buy supplies to make mattresses, like foam and fabric, at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Gerardo. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2012. Learn More