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Bertha belongs to Asociación Arariwa’s “Ricchariy Puririsun” communal bank. She lives in the city of Oropesa in Cusco Province. She’s 45-years-old, and has three children.

Bertha makes and sells “Chutas” [traditional large bread rolls typical of Oropesa and Cusco]. On this occasion, she needs the loan to buy materials and supplies like sacks of flour, sacks of sugar and yeast, for example.
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Bertha pertenece al banco comunal “RICCHARIY PURIRISUN” de la Asociación Arariwa, ella vive en la ciudad de Oropesa provincia del Cusco, ella tiene 45 años de edad y tiene tres hijos.
Bertha se dedica a la panadería y elabora panes “Chuta” que son panes tradicionales de la ciudad de Oropesa y Cusco.

En esta oportunidad Bertha requiere el préstamo para comprar insumos como por ejemplo sacos de harina, sacos de azúcar y levadura.

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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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Bertha to buy supplies like sacks of flour, sacks of sugar and yeast.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013