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The member belongs to the “Unión, Fuerza, Amistad” (Unity, Strength, Friendship) communal bank located in Cusco District, Cusco Province.
Simón, 65, is married and has six children. He alternates his daily activities with a crafts business; he manufactures shoes in various artisanal styles.

He’s been in business for years and does well thanks to the dedication he puts into the business every day. He has a small workshop at home where he manufactures the shoes. He works in an ambulatory fashion distributing his merchandise among his customers who request it. He’s a responsible person who supports his family this way.

He’s asking for a loan to buy materials, like leather, for his business.

He feels grateful for the granted loan and commits to make his installment payments.
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El socio pertence al banco comunal UNION ,FUERZA AMISTAD;el cual esta situado en el distrito de Cusco, provincia de Cusco.
El socio Simon tiene 65 años ,casado y tiene 06 hijos; el socio alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de artesania ,el socio elabora zapatos de diferentes modelos artesanales,el socio lleva años en este negocio el cual le va bien gracias al empeño que le pone cada dia a su negocio, el socio tiene un pequeño taller en su casa lugar donde elabora sus zapatos,el socio trabaja de forma ambulatoria el reparte su mercaderia a sus clientes que le solicitan ,el socio es una persona responsable siendo de esta manera que el socio saca adelante a su familia.

El socio solicita el credito para la compra de materiales para su negocio como cuero.

El socio se siente agradecido por el credito otorgado y se compromete a cumplir con sus cuotas establecidas.

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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
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Simon to buy supplies like leather.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012