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Update on Maria

The member, María, is 63 years old, married and has four children. She is still working in her embroidery teaching business. She makes sweaters and blankets, and also sells the crafts she makes. On this occasion, she is requesting a loan to buy more work materials to continue with her crafts. She wants to buy string, yarn, beads and lace.

María is an enterprising, responsible woman who continues to be a member of the communal bank "Minibank".
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La socia María actualmente tiene 63 años, es casada y tierne cuatro hijos, ella sigue con la ocupación de la enseñanza de de artesanía de tipo bordado, ella hace por ejemplo suéteres y mantas, ella también vende artesanías que ella misma hace. En esta oportunidad, ella está pidiendo el préstamo para comprar más materiales de trabajo rara continuar realizando sus propias manualidades, ella por ejemplo desea comprar de cuerdas, hilos, perlas y encajes. La socia María es una mujer emprendedora y responsable que sigue perteneciendo al banco comunal “Minibank”.

Previous Loan Details

Maria is 62 years old and married with four children. Her occupation is teaching crafts such as embroidery and how to make sweaters and blankets. She also sells crafts she makes herself. She is asking for a loan in order to buy more materials for making her own crafts. Specifically, she plans to ... More from Maria'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

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,458,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maria to buy more string, yarn, beads, and lace to make crafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012