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This communal bank member is Señora Pilar. She is 52 years old. She is married and has two adult children. She works in the cleaning department of a hotel, a job that she has been doing for many years and with which she raised her children to have careers.

Pilar is a very hard-working and entrepreneurial person. She is building her house, and it is to give it the finishing touches that she is applying for the loan. She will buy ceramic floor tile and paint. Pilar is very grateful for the help of Kiva for helping her to construct her house. She belongs to the communal bank "Gran Renovacion" in the city of Cusco, Peru.
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La socia es la señora Pilar, ella tiene 52 años de edad, está casada y tiene 2 hijos adultos, ella trabaja en el área de limpieza en un hotel, actividad que viene realizando hace muchos años y con la cual sacó profesionales a sus hijos.
Pilar es una persona muy trabajadora y emprendedora, la socia está construyendo su casa y es para darle los acabados que está solicitando el préstamo, ella comprará pisos cerámicos y pintura. Pilar está muy agradecida con la ayuda de KIVA, por ayudarla construir su casa. La socia pertenece al banco comunal “GRAN RENOVACION”; de la ciudad 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Pilar to buy ceramic floor tile and paint.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013