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Update on Luisa

Luisa is a member of the communal bank "Las Triunfadoras" [The Winners] from the district of Andahuaylillas, within the Quispicanchis province of Cusco, Perú. She is a very hard worker and continues to breed smaller animals, such as guinea pigs, chickens, and pigs.

Luisa will use this loan to buy chickens and guinea pigs, as well as animal feed, such as fodder, alfalfa and "sutuche" [a corn-based feed for pigs] for her animals. Luisa wishes to provide her children with a better education, which is why she makes sacrifices. She is very grateful to Kiva for allowing her to strengthen her trade so that she can support her household.
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La socia es la señora Luisa, ella pertenece al banco “Las Triunfadoras” del distrito de
Andahuaylillas, de la provincia de Quispicanchis del Cusco – Perú. La socia es una mujer muy trabajadora, ella continua dedicándose a la crianza de animales menores como cuyes, gallinas y cerdos. Luisa en esta oportunidad está solicitando el préstamo para comprar gallinas y cuyes, además de alimento como forraje, alfalfa y sutuche (comida para cerdos a base de maíz) para sus animales. Luisa desea proporcionar a sus hijos una mejor educación superior y precisamente para ellos se sacrifica, por ello está muy agradecida con KIVA por permitirle fortalecer su comercio el cual le permite llevar el sustento a su hogar.

Previous Loan Details

This is Luisa. She is a member of the Communal Bank “Las Triunfadoras”, which is located in the district of Andahuaylillas and 5 minutes away from the city of Cusco. Luisa is 39 years old and in a common law marriage. Her partner works as a cook and they have 3 children who are still single... More from Luisa's previous loan »

Additional Information

Important Information

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
  • 41
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,458,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Luisa to buy chickens, guinea pigs, and feed for her farm animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013