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The member, Margarita, is 52 years old and married. She makes a living selling "chicha de jora" [corn liquor] and beer, a job she has been doing her whole life and with which she has gotten her family ahead and educated her four children, who are now professionals living in the city of Cusco.

Margarita is requesting the loan to buy corn and beer to invest in her business.

She's very grateful for the help from Kiva in strengthening her business. She belongs to Patrón Salvador del Mundo Communal Bank in the San Salvador district of the province of Calca, Cusco, Peru.
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La socia es la señora Margarita, ella tiene 52 años y está casada, ella se dedica a la venta de chicha de jora y cerveza, actividad que realiza desde toda su vida y con la cual ha sacado adelante a su familia y educado a sus 4 hijos que ahora son profesionales y viven en la capital del Cusco.
Margarita está solicitando el préstamo para comprar como maíz y cerveza para capitalizar su comercio. La Socia está muy agradecida con la ayuda de KIVA, por ayudarla a fortalecer su actividad económica. La socia pertenece al banco comunal “Patrón Salvador del Mundo”; del distrito de San Salvador de la provincia de Calca del Cusco – Perú.

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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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 112
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,996,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Margarita to buy corn to make corn liquor and beer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013