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Maria Elena

Update on Maria Elena

Maria Elena continues being a member of the community bank "Santo Domingo". She is 49 years old, separated, and lives with her three children. Maria Elena has a restaurant in the popular district of Santiago of the city of Cusco. She has had the restaurant for 20 years and it is doing well. She serves a variety of food such as soups, daily breakfasts and lunches for 3 soles.

At this time, Maria Elena needs a loan to buy ingredients for her food preparation, such as sacks of rice, eggs, oil and meats. He goal for the future is to own a large restaurant.
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Maria Elena sigue siendo miembro del Banco comunal “Santo Domingo”. Ella tiene 49 años y está separada de su pareja pero, vive con sus tres hijos. María Elena tiene un restaurante en el distrito popular de Santiago de la ciudad de Cusco. Ella ha tenido el restaurante por 20 años y le va muy bien, ella en el local sirve una variedad de platos de comida como por ejemplo sopas, desayunos y almuerzo diario por 3 soles.

En esta oportunidad Maria Elena requiere el préstamo para comprar ingredientes para preparar las comidas como por ejemplo sacos de arroz, huevos, aceite y carne. Su anhelo para el futuro es tener un gran restaurante de su propiedad.

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Maria Elena is a member of the Communal Bank “Santo Domingo” which is located in the District, Province, and Department of Cusco. She is 48 years old, single, and has three children. Maria Elena divides her time between her daily activities and her restaurant business. She prepares d... More from Maria Elena'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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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
  • 79
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,829,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Maria Elena to buy rice, meat, chicken, vegetables, sodas, and beer in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012